Windward AAUW Scholarships Keeping Students On Track
Six Windward women won scholarships this month from the Windward chapter of Association of American University Women.
The annual awards, presented May 4 at Pohai Nani, total more than $9,000 and support their pursuit of college degrees or vocational advancement here in Hawaii. Three of them are Kalaheo High graduates (pictured):
* Christine Rambawa is a Kaneohe wife and mother of three who works as a certified nurse assistant at Castle Medical Center. She is pursuing pre-requisites for a nursing degree at Windward Community College.
* Mary Dawn Fenton has a certificate in psycho-social developmental studies at WCC and is now at UH Manoa studying psychology and working on violence-prevention projects.
* Richelle Nemoto of Kailua grew interested in health care when her grandmother fell ill and, after her own skateboarding accident, she was determined to become a nurse. She’s in the nursing associate degree program at Kapiolani Community College.
Other recipients are Lisa Ishikawa of Kaneohe, who is studying refrigeration and air conditioning at Honolulu CC; Angelina Diep of Kaneohe who is studying elementary education at UH Manoa; and Ashley Sonoda of Kaneohe, now at UH Hilo with a plan to pursue a pharmacy degree.