2014 Hispanic Grant Goes To Mililani Grad

Mililani High School valedictorian Isis Usborne will receive a $3,000 college scholarship today (Aug. 27) from the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislatures.

Making the presentation in the lieutenant governor’s office will be state Sen. Michelle Kidani. Applications are accepted from Hispanic students who attend schools in districts represented by Hispanic lawmakers, which also includes the area covered by state Sen. Donovan Dela Cruz. Both senators are of Puerto Rican descent.

“Mililani is a diverse community where we celebrate and share each other’s heritage,” stated Kidani. “I encourage Hispanic students in my district to apply for this prestigious award each year, and we are so pleased to congratulate Isis for her outstanding accomplishments.”

As one of only 11 of the 2014 recipients nationwide, Usborne was an easy choice. She excelled academically, earned awards at the district and state science fairs, and competed on the Trojans’ We the People team of constitutional experts in Washington, D.C. She also was a legislative intern, a mentor and tutor, and was involved in multiple community service projects.

Usborne will use the grant to attend UH Manoa this fall.