Kaua‘i High School Foundation awards scholarships to 6 graduates

LIHU‘E — Six Kaua‘i High School 2012 graduates have received $1,000 scholarships sponsored by the Kaua‘i High School Foundation.

Isabelle Curtis received the Isamu Miyoshi scholarship, which is awarded in memory of former Kaua‘i High School principal Isamu Miyoshi and sponsored by Dennis (KHS Class of ‘59) and Geri Miyoshi of Albuquerque, N.M.

 The other five recipients are Misty Balisacan, Alexis Hernandez, Shelley Tottori, Ryan Valenciano and Megan Walsh.

These students were selected from a field of 16 applicants.

A formal announcement and awarding of a framed certificate was presented at the senior luau on May 15.

Misty E. Balisacan is the daughter of Ronald and Adelaida Balisacan of Lihu‘e. She will attend the University of Colorado in Denver and will major in pre-med/pediatrics.

Isabelle J. Curtis is the daughter of Paul and Millie Curtis of Lihu‘e. She will attend San Diego State University in California, and will major in physical therapy.

Alexis A. Hernandez is the daughter of Alma Rosa A. Tamashiro of Kapa‘a. She will attend the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, and will major in film and journalism.

Shelley S. Tottori it the daughter of Leland and Shirley Tottori of Lihu‘e. She will attend Creighton University in Omaha, Neb., and will major in pre-med.

Ryan P. Valenciano is the son of Placido and Michelle Valenciano of Lihu‘e. He will attend Pacific University, Forest Grove, Ore., and will major in physical therapy.

Megan D. Walsh is the daughter of Kelley Knudsen of Kalaheo. She will attend the University of California in Berkeley, Calif., and will major in biotechnology.

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