Fujita &Miura Public Relations announced that Noelle Oyama of Lawai has been named the 2019 FMPR Kauai Scholar and received a $1,000 college scholarship.
Oyama graduated Summa Cum Laude from Kauai High School with a 3.9 grade point average. She will be attending Seattle University pursuing a double major in communications and media and digital design and a minor in Japanese.
“Noelle has a gentle spirit and smart strength that will take her far,” says Joy Miura Koerte, partner with FMPR. “We’re looking forward to seeing how her creativity and skills serve others.”
Says Oyama, “I want to give back to the community that allowed me to grow and discover my passions. Being close with my community and understanding different people’s wants and needs will allow me to create better strategies and designs to help promote and inspire others in the future.”
Oyama participated in Key Club, Japanese Club, taiko drumming, and the National Honor Society. She earned numerous distinctions including being an Olelo Award Finalist for a video on forest protection; an honorable mention for the Pele Advertising Awards; and a published video promoting a Kauai business on the PBS Student Network.
She is a Silver Key Club Member, having served over 100 hours this year, and created an outstanding club newsletter based on her content and graphic design.
“This year, I took an arts and communication capstone class. I decided to create a zine, a magazine, on food trucks. I was able to promote local businesses, work on my digital artistic skills, and communicate with my community. Because of this opportunity, I now have my heart set on helping other communities and local businesses with branding and marketing,” Oyama said.
Fujita &Miura Public Relations is a communications consulting firm on Kauai and in the Greater Lehigh Valley, Pa.
“Noelle hails from an entrepreneurial family so she knows the challenges that small, family businesses face in this world and she’s determined to help them succeed. We’re proud to have her join the ranks of our scholars,” said Jenny Fujita, FMPR partner.