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 Turtle Bay Foundation Benefits North Shore Students
Fifty students received college scholarships totaling $150,000 from Turtle Bay Foundation at a ceremony held recently at the hotel. The charitable giving arm of Turtle Bay Resort is celebrat- ing its 10th anniversary of supporting deserving youth and organizations in the North Shore and Ko‘olauloa communities.
‘Ilima Scholars. Isabella-Am- ataupu Akanoa is a Kahuku High & Intermediate School senior and will attend Stan- ford University. Kirah Evile is currently studying business and environmental studies at Cornell University. Siosifa Latu, an upcoming Kahuku High & Intermediate School graduate, plans to attend Brigham Young Universi- ty – Idaho to study political science. Stryder Williams is pursuing his degree in biology at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Zoe Bryan, who will graduate from Waialua High & Intermediate School, will attend California Polytechnic State University to study bio- chemistry.
Within the ‘Ilima category, Akanoa received the Alayna & Tony Finau Scholarship in recognition of her dedication
to volunteering to support her community. The founda- tion established the namesake scholarship in honor of PGA Tour professional golfer Tony Finau and his wife, Alayna. Finau supported the founda- tion’s 2022 golf tournament and trains on the resort’s Ar- nold Palmer golf course.
 “Over the past 10 years, Turtle Bay Foundation has supported hundreds of stu- dents as they pursue their dreams, and we are thrilled to celebrate this milestone by awarding our most signif- icant scholarship package to date,” states Kiele Muraco, director of Turtle Bay Foun- dation.
(From left) Siosifa Latu, Isabella-Amataupu Akanoa, Stryder Williams and Zoe Bryan pose with their awards during the recent Turtle Bay Foundation ceremony. PHOTO COURTESY TURTLE BAY FOUNDATION
In partnership with non- profit Friends of Sunset Beach’s mission to “keep the arts alive” in schools on the North Shore, Rihannon Shu- may received $1,000 from the foundation due to her dedica- tion to the arts and volunteer- ing throughout high school.
“Turtle Bay Foundation’s incredible impact uplifting our North Shore communi-
ties would not be possible without the many contribu- tions of our volunteer board members and the signifi- cant financial support of Turtle Bay’s owner, Black-
stone,” states Tom Dono- van, president of Turtle Bay Foundation.
recognizing ‘Ilima, Maile, Lehua and Hala recipi- ents with $10,000, $5,000, $3,000 and $1,000 toward their education, respectively. Five students were named
The foundation selects re- cipients based on academic performance, financial need, extracurricular activities and community involvement.
This year, Turtle Bay Foundation introduced new scholarship opportunities,
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