CAK presents scholarships

Eight students shared in $10,000 in scholarships presented by the Contractors Association of Kauai during its general membership meeting July 10 at the Kauai Marriott Resort and Beach Club.

The 2014 CAK Scholars included KristiAnne Nishek who received the Yasuo and Hisae Minatoya scholarship presented annually to a child of a CAK member. Nishek, the daughter of Laura and Jerry Nishek of Hanapepe, is a fourth year pharmacy student at the University of Hawaii, Hilo who will be graduating in the spring of 2015. 

Lyle Nemeth of Lihue is a senior civil engineering major at California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo where he is an honor student on track to graduate during the spring of 2015 with a bachelor’s degree. He is the son of Lora and Vic Nemeth.

Dade Apao is also a civil engineering major at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo where he is a sophomore. Dade, the son of Katherine and Dirk Apao of Lihue, is a 2013 graduate of Kamehameha Schools. Joining Lyle and Dade at Cal Poly this fall will be freshman Lansen Eto, a 2014 Island School graduate.  

Eto, of Koloa, will be a mechanical engineering major.

Freshmen Alyssa Jardin of Lihue and Angelique Silvestre of Kapaa will both be heading to the University of Portland this fall. Jardin, a 2014 Kamehameha School graduate will be a civil engineering major and Silvestre, a 2014 Island School graduate, will be an engineering major. Alyssa is the daughter of Marvin and Tanya Peralta-Jardin. Angelique is the daughter of Angelita and Roman Silvestre.

Ryan Moura will be a sophomore mechanical engineering major at Colorado Mesa University where he is an honor roll student. The 2013 Kamehameha Schools graduate is the son of Paige and Robert Moura of Eleele.

Kai Haugland will be a freshman engineering student at the University of San Diego in the fall. He is a 2014 graduate of Kapaa High School and is the son of Kristin and Robert Haugland of Princeville.


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