Kapa’a High School seniors received named scholarships — in partnership with the Kapa’a High School Foundation — at the May 2021 scholarship presentation. The scholarship winners were selected based on their personal statements, academic achievements, and their participation in community and school service activities throughout their high school years.
Three Kapa’a High School seniors received $1000 each as recipients of the Daniel S. Hamada Endowment Scholarship.
Christian Lardizabal has served his community through the Boy Scouts of America organization, culminating with the rank of Eagle Scout. He has always been an active member of St. Catherine’s Catholic Church, often being involved in ministry as a lector. Christian will attend Kauai Community college as a Liberal Arts major, hoping to later attend Grand Canyon University.
Aida Roslin was involved in the Key Club, helping with several community service projects. She was also a student-athlete, playing on the Kapa’a High tennis team. She has twice received the Bronze Award, reaching 50+ hours of community service. Aida was also involved in the Jr. ROTC organization, being awarded the Cadet of the Month in 2017, and she is fluent in Tagalog, Ilocano and English.
Samuel Sapien has been involved in many types of community service. He volunteered in beach clean-ups, local soup kitchens and helped make care packages for overseas military. He was also involved in the Boy Scouts of America, culminating in an Eagle Scout project to create the Kapa’a High School sign. At his church, he has completed four years of seminary and has been a long time member of the Youth Group. He is also the president and founder of the Kapa’a High Gaming Club.
One Kapa’a High School senior received $1000 as a recipient of the Mr. & Mrs. Fernandez Scholarship — in partnership with the Kapa’a High School Foundation.
Megan Taylor has been involved in hula and Tahitian dance for many years, including a cultural exchange program in Tahiti where she helped teach and organize young students. She has worked at Coconut’s Fish Cafe as a food server, Customer Service and cashier. She plans to attend Kaua’i Community College with the goal of earning a Registered Nurse degree, and she hopes to transfer to Gonzaga University to study anesthesiology.
Two Kapa’a High School seniors received $1000 each as recipients of the Huddy Foundation Scholarship — in partnership with the Kapa’a High School Foundation.
Meleana Keawe was involved in Student Council, serving as Kaua’i district student representative, class secretary and ASB senior class vice-president. She was also a member of the Kapa’a High paddling and track and field teams. She has volunteered as an intern for Hui Maka’ainana O Makana on Lo’i maintenance. delivering vegetable boxes during COVID-19 and at Prince Kuhio day celebrations. She has been employed by Na Maka Onaona as an accountant/bookkeeper and as a teller at Warrior Credit Union.
Cody Relacion was a member of the football team, playing quarterback and defensive back. He also helped families with clean-up after the flooding and was a supporter of the Special Olympics. He has worked at yard maintenance, assisted in raising animals and helped Kamehameha Scholars clear mangrove from the Menehune Fishpond and take out invasive plants at Koke’e.
One Kapa’a High School senior received $1000 as a recipient of the Janice Bond Scholarship — in partnership with the Kapa’a High School Foundation.
Jeran Paleka A Boy Scouts of America Eagle Scout and a Heisman High School scholarship winner, Jeran has served in several athletic and community activities such as football, soccer, and more as well as the Kapaa high school interact club and more…He plans to come back to Kauai and lead and guide and assist students in becoming educated and successful!
Congratulations to our scholarship winners. We commend your diligence and dedication to excellence and your commitment to community service.
The Foundation will like to extend a warm “Thank you” to all the generous supporters of the Kapa’a High School Foundation who make these scholarships possible.