A healthy first

Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

Mokihana Club President Linda O’Neill, left, club’s co-chairs of the Nursing Scholarship Committee Rebecca Fries, second from left, and Terri Gately, far right, present the first $5,000 scholarship to Kauai Community College counselor Rhonda Liu, center, and bachelor’s degree in nursing candidate Cara Kruse, second from right, during the club’s meeting Wednesday at the Lihue Parish Hall.

When Cara Kruse of Kalaheo walks in the commencement exercises in May, she will be receiving her bachelor’s degree in nursing with the help of a $5,000 scholarship presented by the Mokihana Club.