Kainani Otsuji of Kauai was recently named as one of two winners of this year’s 2013 Fujita and Miura Public Relations scholarship.
Otsuji, a 2013 valedictorian of Kauai High School, graduated with a 4.0 grade point average and will be attending the University of California-Los Angeles to pursue a degree in business marketing, a F&M Public Relations release said.
Otsuji hopes to return to Hawaii once she completes her degree and pursue a career in the hospitality industry. Her ultimate goal is to become the director of sales and marketing at a local hotel, so she can work to continually attract visitors to the Hawaiian Islands.
“I intend to work very hard as a student at UCLA, returning to Hawaii on graduation to put my newly-gained knowledge to work in order to enhance our state’s vital and precious tourism industry,” Otsuji said. “I am looking forward to giving back to the people and places that took such good care of me while I was growing up.”
Jenny Fujita, an FMPR partner, said the firm is proud to support scholars like Otsuji.
“We are absolutely confident they will pursue their future endeavors with gusto and make great contributions toward improving their communities and the world about them,” she said.
For more information, visit www.fmpr.net.
• Dennis Fujimoto, staff writer and photographer, can be reached at 245-0453 or dfujimoto@ thegardenisland.com.