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UH Hilo announces 2005-06 Chancellor’s Scholars

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Date: Thursday, August 4, 2005
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, 974-7642

For Immediate Release

Dr. Rose Tseng, chancellor of the University of Hawaii at Hilo , has named 19 students as recipients of the University’s prestigious Chancellor’s Scholarship for the 2005-2006 year. The University established the scholarship three years ago to attract, support, and recognize outstanding graduates from high schools throughout the State of Hawai`i.

The recipients graduated in the top 10 percent of their high school class and earned grade point averages of at least 3.5. Other factors such as leadership, experience and potential, community service, SAT scores, and financial need were considered in selecting the scholars. The scholarship is guaranteed for four years as long as the student maintains a superior grade point average each year.

“We’re very pleased to extend scholarship opportunities to these students from throughout Hawai`i who have distinguished themselves through their hard work and dedication,” said Tseng. “We look forward to playing a significant role in their continued academic development.”

Tseng will host a luncheon for the new scholars during orientation. The recipients will take an Honors course together during their first semester at UH Hilo, and will be invited to participate in various leadership and service opportunities throughout their college careers.

The first group of Chancellor’s Scholars will graduate from UH Hilo in May 2006.

The scholars and their respective high schools include: Joshua Acosta, Angela Capogrossi and Kanani Frazier (Hilo High School); Alain Takane and Shana Thompson (Waiakea High School); Shawna Keelan and Kendra Tidwell (Pahoa High School); Shirnel Enos (Kea’au High School); Ralph Itliong (Laupahoehoe High School); Joshua Villarin (Honoka’a High School); Kendall Kunitake and Jennifer Losalio (Konawaena High School); Robert Lee Loy (Kealakehe High School); and Mino’akaoke’alohi Kahananui (Ka Ana La’ahana).

Neighbor Island high school recipients include: Caleana Duffey (Halau Ku Mana); Jezzalyn Grilho (Waialua High School); Tilden-Christen Miguel (Lab School); Kari Rodrigues (Baldwin High School); and Andrew Zydrski (Mililani High School).

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