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East Kaua‘i Lions Club presents scholarships

LIHU‘E — Growth was the theme of the East Kaua‘i Lions Club that celebrated its new slate of officers, the installation of a new member, and the presentation of three scholarships to seniors that graduated from Kaua‘i High School during the EKLC Annual Meeting Installation of Officers on Thursday at Kaua‘i Veterans Center.

Scholarship chair Lion Janice Bond, joined by EKLC President Robin Dame, presented three $1,000 scholarships to three Kaua‘i High School graduates, who were all members of the school’s Leo Club, the student-driven version of the Lions Club.

The presentation celebrating the growth of young adults into adults broke protocol since it was not part of the formal program that included the installation of new officers and the induction of a new club member — Meghann Kealoha Matsuda, who was sponsored by Bond.

Kadee Parubrub, Ciaralan Tolentino, and Ty Villanueva were announced as the three scholarship recipients, Villanueva being the son of EKLC Lion Tito Villanueva.

Ty will be attending Washington State University where he will major in data analytics.

Ciaralan is the daughter of Jordan and Crystal Llego and was the winner of the Stockholm Junior Water Prize Certificate and Association of Women Geo-scientists Certificate in the 2020-21 Kaua‘i Regional Science and Engineering Fair.

Ranked in the top 15 percent of her graduating class, Ciaralan is heading to the University of Oregon where she will study marine biology, replying with “I like jellyfishes” to a question from a Lion on what kind of animals she intends to study.

Kadee is the daughter of William and Sherri Parubrub, and left as the vice president of the Kaua‘i High School Leo Club. With strong support from her parents, Cadee donated more than 10,000 pounds of food, and more than $6,000 to the Kaua‘i Independent Food Bank before graduating with a 4.036 grade point average. Kadee plans to enter the medical field as a nurse.

Following the presentations and induction of the new Lion, President-elect Crystal Caday-Bargayo accepted the president’s gavel from immediate past president Dame.
Source: The Garden Island

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