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UH Hilo announces ChancellorÔÇÖs scholars for 2011

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Date: Friday, June 17, 2011
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 974-7642

For Immediate Release

The University of Hawai╩╗i at Hilo announces that 17 Hawai╩╗i high school graduates have been selected to receive the ChancellorÔÇÖs Scholarship. This yearÔÇÖs recipients come from high schools located on Hawai╩╗i, Maui and O`ahu. The prestigious award, estimated to be worth more than $22,000, is presented annually to outstanding graduates from Hawai╩╗i high schools.

ÔÇťThese graduates have distinguished themselves in two ways: by placing in the top 10% of their graduating class, and by demonstrating leadership abilities,ÔÇŁ said Chancellor Donald Straney. ÔÇťWeÔÇÖre very pleased that these outstanding students will be attending UH Hilo.ÔÇŁ

In addition to receiving the scholarship, the students will also be called upon to work with other Chancellor scholars in numerous leadership and community service activities. The 2011 Chancellor Scholarship recipients and their respective high schools are as follows:

Richard Abbley, Lanikila Baptist High School, O`ahu
Goody Cacal, Waipahu High School, O`ahu
Matt Chen, McKinley High School, O`ahu
Erik Ferreira, St. Anthony High School, Maui
Carrie Ip, Waiakea High School, Hawai╩╗i
IÔÇÖinimaikalani Kahakalau, Kanu o ka ÔÇśAina, Hawai╩╗i
Christopher Kluzak, St. Joseph High School, Hawai╩╗i
Anjulie Larson, Ka`u High School, Hawai╩╗i
Nicole Preston, Mililani High School, O`ahu
Ethan Souza, Honoka`a High School, Hawai╩╗i
Tristan Yoshida, Waiakea High School, Hawai╩╗i
Kadi Igawa, Waiakea High School, Hawai╩╗i
Blaine Luiz, Konawaena High School, Hawai╩╗i
Micha Rhobelyn Ramos, Kea`au High School, Hawai╩╗i
Shelby Tanaka, Hawai╩╗i Baptist Academy, O`ahu
Chelsea Sato, Waiakea High School, Hawai╩╗i
Taylor Escalona, Hilo High School, Hawai╩╗i


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