The Kapaa High School Foundation recently awarded grants of $500 each to three deserving Kapaa High School seniors in recognition of their commitment to community service.
Lauren Pang will be attending UC Santa Cruz this fall with plans to major in Education. Besides helping with their family business, Lauren was an active member of the Kapaa High School Interact Club. She also volunteered as a babysitter and as a Sunday School teachers aide at Kapaa Missionary Church. She also volunteers her time with the Fong Society Chinese Cemetery Restoration Project, mapping cemetery plots and helping with landscaping. Lauren also helps out at the Humane Society and the Kauai Food Bank.
Leland Lam Yuen will be attending Kauai Cummunity College to earn a degree in Culinary Arts. Leland’s impressive record of service to others is strongly tied to his involvement in Troop 133 of the Boy Scouts program. Under the guidance of Scoutmaster Mike Kano, Leland has learned to take leadership roles in community service projects like beach and highway cleanups and reforestation projects. Leland also volunteered to serve as a summer camp staff member, helping younger scouts earn their merit badges.For his Eagle Scout Project, Leland planned and directed the construction of 4 picnic tables for the Mahelona Hospital courtyard. He was awarded his Eagle Scout rank in December of 2010.
Kaitlyn Jarry will be attending Purdue University pursuing a degree in Biomedical Engineering. For the past 8 years, Jarry has been a member of the Mokihana Aquatics Swim Club. Besides swimming competitively, she has demonstrated extraordinary commitment to helping other young swimmers by volunteering over 1,000 hours of her time in the Kahu Kai recreational ocean activities program. She has taken and passed classes in First Aid, CPR for Professional Rescuers, Water Safety Aide, Water Safety Instructor, and Swimming Instructor. Kaitlyn was also involved in the Interact Club, Student Council, and Honor Society.