Skills USA Kapaa Chapter Bring Home Top Awards Posted March 28, 2019 by cesaki


The Kapaa High School Skills USA  advisor Ryne Terao and leadership team  attended the March Foundation Board meeting to thank the Foundation for the support.  They represented Kapaa High School at the  statewide Skills USA conference on Oahu and brought home the top two awards in the automotive troubleshooting competition.

Kapaa High  Chapter Secretary/Treasurer  Kekoa Eisenhour won first place and will be representing Hawaii at the national conference to be held in Louisville, Kentucky.   He was awarded a $15000 scholarship to Universal Technical Institute (UTI).   Chapter President Cruz Hillstrom  took second place and was given a $7500 scholarship to UTI.   They both were given   $1000 per semester at any Hawaii Community College, and a set of Snap On tools.  Hillstrom  will be first alternate to the national competition.


Skills USA is a career and technical student organization that provide leadership training in the trade, skilled services and  technical field programs.  Their goal is to provide quality educational experiences for students in leadership, citizenship, teamwork, and character development.



Kapaa Chapter President Cruz Hillstrom, Vice President Jo’lette Miner-Ho, and Sec./Treasurer Kekoa Eisenhour address the Foundation board.

Skills USA advisor Rhyne Terao, Jo’lette Miner-Ho, Cruz Hillstrom, Kekoa Eisenhour, Foundation President Art Fujita

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