Koloa Federal Credit Union awards scholarships to recent high school graduates

• Mayrose Parbo Badua — Recent graduate from Waimea High School, Mayrose is the daughter of David and Bebelou Badua. While attending Waimea, Mayrose was very active in tennis and the Health Occupations for Teens (HOT) Club, which is a school chartered club for students who have declared a career in the health and wellness field. Alan Fujikawa, counselor, says of Mayrose, ‘She is extremely conscientious about assignments and goes above and beyond on many. She is also very creative, soft spoken, polite, cooperative, kind and fun. She is pretty good in math and very pleasant. May is a model student in every respect.’ This fall Mayrose will be attending Kaua‘i Community College and plans to pursue a career in pediatric nursing.

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• Reyajean Fernandez — Recent graduate of Kaua‘i High School, Reyajean is the daughter of Harvey and Patricia Wong. While attending KHS, Reyajean participated in the Kaua‘i All Island marching band, K.H.S. bands, K.H.S. girls bowling, Leo Club, Japanese Club and Nature Club. Michelle Dressler, economics instructor, says of Reyajean, ‘Reyajean is an exceptional and memorable young woman. She is a motivated student with a sincere desire to do well. She has an outgoing personality and a positive attitude that has earned her teachers’ and classmates’ respect. She is very trustworthy, has outstanding communication skills and she is a team player.’ This fall Reyajean will be attending the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa.

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