Student Grants Awarded Posted July 20, 2012 by cesaki


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.

Foundation Grant recipient Christina Pico



Candice Miner-Ching, 2012 Grant Recipient

Michaelle Jae Cruz with President Art Fujita

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