Nursing student receives $2,000 Soroptimist grant
Mikiala Maynard was selected the 2020 recipient of the $2,000 Maui Soroptimist Live Your Dream Award.
Maynard currently is enrolled in the nursing program at the University of Hawaii Maui College. She is in her second year of the program and will be graduating with her associate degree in nursing in June. She plans to complete her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Hawaii-Manoa.
To make her a better nurse, Maynard also is taking additional training courses including in advanced electrocardiogram and advanced cardiopulmonary.
As a single mother who has overcome drug addiction and abuse, Maynard maintains a healthy, positive attitude while working hard to balance her parent duties and school work, the news release said. She feels that by pursuing higher education, she can show her daughter the importance of learning, that anything is possible if you put your mind to it, and that you should never give up on your dreams.