STRIVE program celebrates its third cohort of students

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Andy Ivankovich, of Singing Water Vineyards in Texas, far right, was able to visit the third STRIVE cohort on Monday, July 1, 2024, at the Kaua‘i Community College before having to return to host a large crowd of people at the vineyards on July 3 for fireworks viewing. Shown are STRIVE graduates Robert Kay, Instructor Dirk Soma, Britton McDaniels, Keola Baclayon, Chelsie Wong, Michael Sharrak, Cherisse Rita, Michael Callahan, Erik Rita, Instructor Alicia Sams and Ivankovich. Missing are STRIVE graduates Silver Binongial and Stephanie Newby.

PUHI — Kaua‘i Community College, which is the only facility in the state to offer the STRIVE program, celebrated on Monday its third cohort of students completing the eight-week program, said Dirk Soma, one of the STRIVE instructors.