NUKOLII — Six Kauai Chamber of Commerce scholarship recipients received more than they applied for thanks to the success of the 12th annual Scholarship Golf Tournament at the Poipu Bay Golf Course.
“Tonight, we’re giving away $10,000 in scholarship monies,” J Robertson, Kauai Chamber interim president, said Tuesday at the quarterly membership meeting at the Kauai Beach Resort. “This is a great boost for business because we’re sending the youth to school.”
Vianne Tabata, golf tournament chair, said the four high school students applied for $1,000 scholarships but received $2,000 scholarships. Two Kauai Community College students who earned business degrees were scheduled for $500 scholarships but received $1,000 checks.
“With the help of our major sponsors, including PS&D, Kukuiula, A&B Hawaii, and Allstate Insurance, all 128 golfers had a great time,” Tabata said. “We’ll do it again, next year — have fun!”
The recipients were: Hazel-Lyn Jarquio, graduating from Kapaa High School and heading to the University of Hawaii at Manoa; Paul Oyama, another Kapaa graduate, heading to Indiana University at Bloomington, Indiana; Tarryn Orial, a graduate from Kauai High School, and heading to Menlo College in California; and Amber Valencia Pabustan, a Waimea High School graduate heading to the University of Hawaii-Hilo.
Frances Young and Chantal Zarbaugh, recipients of associate in applied science degree, business technology, earned $1,000 scholarships.