This year the Foundation awarded three Kapaa High School Seniors with grants of $500.00 each.The winners were Alia Weiss, Abigal Iloreta, and Kiah Shigeta-Koizumi.
Alia Weiss will be attending the University of Hawaii in the fall seeking a degree in Nursing. A straight A student, she was active in the National Honor Society, Key Club, and Interact Club. She also lettered in Track and Field, Cross Country, and Swimming. With her amazing time management skills she also held a part time job for most of her middle school and high school years.
Abigal Iloreta will be attending UCLA in the fall with the ultimate goal of having a career in medicine. Besides being a straight A student, Abigal was co-captain of the Kapaa High School Cheerleading squad and held leadership roles in a long list of volunteer organizations which includes the Key Club, Interact Club, and National Honor Society. Abigal was also the Senior Class President.
Kiah Shigeta-Koizumi will be attending Oregon State University pursuing a degree in Clinical Psychology. Her goal is to be able to help people, especially women, deal with traumatic life experiences. Kiah is an Honor Student with a passion for helping others. She enjoyed volunteering as an assistant coach for AYSO(youth soccer), Big Brother/Big Sister program, Interact Club and National Honor Society.
These young women are truly amazing. They display maturity beyond their years in the way they manage their time in achieving so much of their academic, athletic, and other personal goals, sometimes overcoming difficult circumstances to do so. We all hope that they can hold on tight to their dreams.
The Foundation would like to thank all the donors who make these grants possible. Your generosity will go a long way in encouraging the young men and women who are coming out of Kapaa High School to be the best that they can be.