Yukimura, Domingsel get 1st church scholarships

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Ryan Valenciano, the son of Placido and Michelle Valenciano, shows off his diploma for his doctorate in physical therapy degree from Regis University in Denver. Valenciano is an alumnus of Kaua‘i High School and performed his undergraduate work at the Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon to earn his bachelor’s degree in exercise science with a minor in Japanese studies.

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Jaden Domingsel, one of two Lihu‘e Christian Church Scholarship recipients, thanks the congregation Sunday as Audrey Yukimura, the second scholarship recipient, and Harold Tavares, the church moderator, listen.

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High-school graduates, including the recipients of the first Lihu‘e Christian Church Scholarships, are honored for their respective achievements Sunday during the church’s baccalaureate service. Shown are Michael Perry, Mason Martinez, Jaden Domingsel, Lilli Morita, Audrey Yukimura and Kamalei Berg.

LIHU‘E — Audrey Yukimura said Sunday she is grateful to her grandmother Jennie Yukimura for bringing her to church where she learned about God.