EK Lions present four scholarships

LIHUE — East Kauai Lion Stephen Fuji, a graduate of San Jose State University, said Brayden Antonio is going to be a San Francisco 49ers’ fan since he’s going to attend California Polytechnic State in the fall.

“I am going to major in business,” said Antonio, the son of Paul and Sandy Antonio. “Hopefully, I can come back with my business degree and give back to the community.”

Antonio was one of four recipients to receive the EK Lions Club scholarship for $1,000 each during the club’s Thursday night meeting at the Lihue Neighborhood Center, presented by Jim Whitfield, club president, and Fuji and Elaine Saiki, the club’s Scholarship Committee chairs.

“I still haven’t recovered from the Project Grad excitement,” said Antonio, who graduated from Kauai High School. “This summer, I’m planning on a trip to Europe before settling down at school.”

Frances Tiffany Morden, serving as the president of the Kauai High School Leo Club (affiliated with the Lions Club), said she plans to become a doctor.

“After doing all the community service projects, I discovered I like to help people,” Morden, the daughter of Danny Morden and Leah Morden said. “I plan to study at Creighton University.”

Ryan Owan, the son of Alan Owan and Cristeta Owan, said he’s going to work on the Mainland for a while after getting his electrical engineering degree from the University of Illinois.

“For my senior project, I shadowed the engineers at the Kauai Island Utility Cooperative,” the Kauai High School graduate said. “The experience just reaffirmed my feelings of wanting to study electrical engineering.”

Doreen Alana Dameg, the daughter of Maria Ursula Dacuyan, is not going anywhere, for now.

“I’m planning on becoming a pediatric nurse,” said Dameg, a graduate of Kauai High School. “I’m taking nursing the first two years at the Kauai Community College.”

Proceeds for the scholarships are derived from the East Kauai Lions annual pancake breakfast and other community fundraisers.


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