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Wailea Community Association awards scholarships

$30,000 in awards go to five students

Wailea Community Association awarded scholarships totaling $30,000 to five Maui County seniors at a reception held in their honor at Tommy Bahama Restaurant in The Shops at Wailea on May 21.

For the 18th year, WCA’s Community Relations Committee reviewed numerous applications for its annual scholarship program, which offers Maui County’s high school seniors an opportunity for financial assistance with their college education. Applicants undergo an extensive application process, which includes academic transcripts, letters of recommendation, school-related awards, community service and a personal statement of their educational plans, career and personal goals.

“We are always impressed by the students and their families so we like to celebrate the family as well as the student,” said Bud Pikrone, WCA general manager. “They all work together so well to provide this opportunity that will one day benefit the student, their family and the Maui community. We are humbled to help them achieve their goal.”

The 2019 Wailea Community Association scholarship recipients:

• Ka’iulani Kaniaupio, Kamehameha Schools Maui, attending Marist College in New York.

• Josh Ooka, Baldwin High School, attending University of California, Los Angeles.

• Nikki Ooka, Baldwin High School, attending University of Washington.

• Kiana Over, Kamehameha Schools Maui, attending Northern Arizona University.

• Katrina Mae Tolentino, Maui High School, attending University of Hawaii at Manoa.