PRINCEVILLE — The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas announced its 2016 recipients for the resort’s fourth annual scholarship program in support of its Westin Princeville ‘ohana.
Three children of Westin Princeville associates received the scholarship: Ariel Cummings of Kilauea, Hazel- Lyn Jarquio of Kapaa, and Justin Franklin of Kilauea each received $1,500 to aid in the cost of pursuing higher education.
A graduate of Kapaa High School, Cummings recently completed her first year at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona. She has been active in the campus community, participating in Life Group, intramural sports, and holding a business internship. Her mother is Lani Cummings, senior marketing services coordinator.
Jarquio, who graduated from Kapaa High as valedictorian last year, is pursuing a degree in nursing at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and has completed her first year. She has maintained her honor roll status in college, and is currently considering a minor in art. Her father is Nato Jarquio in the Princeville Market at the resort.
Franklin is a recent graduate of Kapaa High School and will be attending the California Maritime Academy to earn a degree as a marine engineer. He has been an active Interact Club member, was the KHS soccer team captain, played tennis and qualified for the state cross country meet in addition to holding a part-time job. His mother is Helen Franklin, a service express agent.
“We are delighted to support our associates and their families’ dedication to a great education and ambitions for the future,” said Denise Wardlow, general manager of The Westin Princeville.
The annual scholarship funds are raised through year-round, resortwide efforts by Westin Princeville staff as part of its commitment to the community.