WAIPOULI — Nine students shared in $6,000 in scholarships awarded by the Kauai Filipino Chamber of Commerce Wednesday.
Two students, Loie Lapitan and Keenan Tomacder, were recipients of special scholarship awards presented by Marites and Thomas Yano, holder of the Subway Sandwich franchise in Lihue and a corporate member of the Kauai Filipino Chamber of Commerce.
Lapitan and Tomacder received $500 scholarships each.
Shainette Agrade, a graduate of Kapaa High School is planning on attending the Hawaii Pacific University with study in liberal arts. The Warrior graduate, recipient of a $1,000 scholarship for a four-year college, was a member of the Kapaa High School Key Club, National Honor Society while volunteering at Kauai Humane Society and the Hawaii Meth Project.
Angelina Llego, another graduate of Kapaa High School, will be attending the University of Hawaii at Manoa to study nursing, getting help from a $1,000 scholarship. A member of the Kapaa High School Interact Club, Llego was also the Key Club’s president.
Kawika Wellington, another Kapaa High School graduate, will be heading to Oregon State University with a major in mechanical engineering. While at Kapaa, Wellington was a four-year athlete in football, basketball, golf, and bowling. He also participated in various community service projects throughout his high school career. He receives a $1,000 scholarship.
Angelica Camarillo, a student at Kauai Community College, is one of four students awarded a $500 scholarship, which will help in her study in electronics technology and marketing. A graduate of Kauai High School, Camarillo aspires to become a graphic designer and future marketer with big dreams and goals in mind for herself and the community.
Jansen Pascua, a graduate of Waimea High School, plans on majoring in electronics technology at the Kauai CC. A dancer with the Kasibulan Dance Company, Pascuan received a $500 scholarship.
Jessica Tangalin, also graduating Waimea High School, will be using her $500 scholarship at the Kauai CC where she plans to attain her associate’s degree. Tangalin participated in various sports and volunteer projects while a Menehune.
Nikki-Ann Vea, another Waimea High School graduate, will use her $500 scholarship in studying early childhood education at the Kauai CC. A cheerleader with the state award-winning Waimea High School cheer squad, Vea also participated in various sports.