The Kapaa High Foundation awarded three seniors from the Class of 2012 grants of $1,000.oo each. There were sixteen deserving applicants, which made it a difficult decision for the commitee. The three students receiving the grants were Michaelle Jae Cruz, Candice Miner-Ching, and Christina-Maile Pico.
Michaelle Jae Cruz will be attending the University of Hawaii pursuing a degree in Biology. Her goal is to go to medical school and become a pediatrician.
During here Senior year, she was President of the Interact Club, being involved with more than twenty service projects throughout the year. She was also President of the National Honor Society(with more service projects). She showed remarkable time management skills by always staying on the academic honor roll list or Principal’s list.
Christina-Maile Pico will be attending the Grand Canyon University in Arizona, working towards a degree in nursing or engineering.Christina was Senior class President, with all the activities and responsibilities of the job. Christina was also active in competitive canoe paddling, cheerleading, and air riflery. She was very active in the JROTC program, serving as Battalion Executive Officer. She was a member of the Women’s State Championship JROTC Adventure Challenge Team, a physically grueling two day event. As noted by her JROTC advisor, Christina always displayed true sportsmanship whenever she competed. While being very active in so many things, Christina still managed to be an Honor student.
Candice Miner-Ching will be attending the University of Hawaii at Hilo majoring in Environmental Studies. Throughout here high school years she was heavily involved in student government, Interact Club, Cheerleading, Paddling, Tennis, and her local church. Candice also works part time at Brick OvenPizza to support some of her financial needs.
The Foundation is honored to support these three outstanding students and wish them success in their pursuit of fulfilling careers. We congratulate them and their families. They make Kapaa High School proud.