KFWC presents scholarships

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Barbara Green, president of the Kauai Filipino Women’s Club, present the four scholarship recipients of the KFWC scholarships, including Kimberly Ramos, Alezza Mendoza, Jelacia Peralta, and Brandi Baligad, Sunday during a dinner get-together at the Ho‘okipa Cafe at the Puakea Golf Course.

LIHUE — Kauai Filipino Women’s Club President Barbara Green said the organization’s events like the Terno Ball make it possible for the group to present scholarships.

“This is a celebratory time for us,” Green said Sunday during a dinner at the Ho‘okipa Cafe at the Puakea Golf Course. “It is our Terno Ball efforts that enable us to make this great contribution to our deserving students of our community.”

The KFWC presented four scholarships of $1,000 each to four students, one graduating from Kauai High School, one from Kapaa High School, one from Kamehameha Schools-Kapalama, and one from Waimea High School.

Alezza Mendoza is one of the Red Raider graduates, planning on continuing her education at the Kauai Community College in pre-nursing before transferring to a four-year institution.

Jelacia Peralta took the walk at Kamehameha Schools, Kapalama campus, and plans on returning to Oahu where she will attend the University of Hawaii at Manoa for study in dental hygiene.

Brandi Baligad celebrated commencement from Kapaa High School and is looking at studying architecture at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Kimberly Ramos, graduating from Waimea High School, will be attending the University of Hawaii at Manoa to study nursing.

The Terno Ball is scheduled for September.


Dennis Fujimoto, staff writer and photographer, can be reached at 245-0453 or dfujimoto@thegardenisland.com.


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