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Program awards 11 students scholarships

Maui’s Sons and Daughters of the Nisei Veterans/Maui AJA Veterans awarded scholarships to 11 students during a presentation event on June 19 at the Nisei Veterans Memorial Center’s Stanley Izumigawa Pavilion. The recipients include (from left) Joshua Worth, Cael Yasutake, Lance Christian Abut, Manuel Kupa‘a Castro, Liam Chadli, Sydnie Matsuda, Alexis Camara and Shayden Aoyagi. Not pictured: Caitlin Raquel Lizada Baclay, Lovely Salazar and Paloma Banto. — Photo Maui’s Sons and Daughters of the Nisei Veterans / Maui AJA Veterans

The Maui’s Sons and Daughters of the Nisei Veterans/Maui AJA Veterans scholarship program has awarded $1,000 scholarships to 11 Maui County high school graduates.

The recipients are Joshua Worth of Kamehameha Schools Maui; Shayden Aoyagi and Alexis Camara of King Kekaulike High School; Lance Christian Abut, Caitlin Raquel Lizada Baclay, Manuel Kupa’a Castro, Liam Chadli and Cael Yasutake of Lahainaluna High School; Sydnie Matsuda and Lovely Salazar of Maui High School; and Paloma Banto of Maui Preparatory Academy.

The scholarship program was established in 1951. Scholarships are awarded annually based on academic achievement, extracurricular activities, an essay, financial need and letters of personal reference.

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