LIHUE — Aldhen Butac, the sole male among four scholarship recipients, hopes to one day be the chief financial officer of a company, perhaps Hawaiian Airlines.
“I like them,” Butac, the vice president of fundraising and operations at the Kauai High School Key Club, said. “I’m going to Washington State where I’m majoring in business. One day, I hope to become a CFO of a major company.”
Butac was one of four students who shared in $3,500 in scholarships presented by the Kiwanis Club of Kauai during the organization’s regular meeting at the Hookipa Cafe at the Puakea Golf Course.
Aldhen is the son of Alex Butac Sr. and Emelita Butac and carries a grade point average of 3.935.
“I’m looking to become a nurse practitioner in pediatrics,” said Hazel-Lyn Jarquio, president of the Kapaa High School Key Club. “A nurse practitioner is higher in ranking than a registered nurse, but below a pediatrician. I wanted to have a happy medium so I could go either way.”
Jarquio, daughter of Nato and Perlina Jarquio, carries a GPA of 4.037 and is looking to major in nursing at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
“I once worked at the Kauai Visitors Bureau,” said Tarryn Orial, Kauai High School Key Club president. “Eventually, I want to become a human resources director at perhaps the Grand Hyatt of Kauai Resort and Spa. Human resources is very important because that is where the employees get trained. I like the Grand Hyatt because of their customer service and the way they carry themselves.”
The daughter of Reuben and Lori Orial, Tarryn carries a GPA of 3.849 and is heading to Menlo College in California where she will major in business — human resources.
Nicole Carney, the daughter of Craig and Debra Carney, is the vice president of service at the Kauai High School Key Club, and is aspiring to become an elementary school teacher in special education.
“I like being around kids,” Carney, who is heading to the University of Northern Colorado, said. “The hardest part is having to deal with attitudes, but for the kids, the hardest part is being away from their parents.”
She carries a GPA of 3.727 and plans to major in education.
The Kiwanis Club of Kauai since 1989 has provided $72,000 in scholarships to deserving Key Club members.
Recipients are awarded based on their leadership, community service activities, academic achievements, need, adviser comments and an essay.
Funds for the scholarships are raised by the Kiwanis Club of Kauai through its annual French Toast Breakfast and other fundraisers throughout the year.