Filipino Organization in Maui Awards $24,000 In Scholarships

Twenty-one Maui high school graduates will receive $24,000 in scholarships from Maui-based Filipino organization, Binhi at Ani.

The non-profit will award three top students with $2,000 while the remaining 18 students will receive $1,000.

The students were evaluated by the organization’s panel of judges for their academic achievement, honors, activities, personal essay and letters of recommendation.

“All the students were successful in the classroom and their co-curricular activities,” said Nora Cabanilla-Takushi, chairperson of the Scholarship Committee.

“Thanks to the success of our inaugural Scholarship Golf Tournament and the generosity of our scholarship partners, we are able to award scholarships to twenty-one outstanding students,” said Melen Agcolicol, president of Binhi at Ani.

The following are the 21 students awarded with the Binhi at Ani scholarship:

Lance Christian Abut from Laihanaluna High School will attend Seattle Pacific University, majoring in Business Administration. Abut receives a $1,000 scholarship In Memory of Gloria Evangelista Cajigal/Binhi at Ani scholarship.

Caitlin Raquel Lizada Baclay from Lahainaluna High School will attend the University of Hawaii at Manoa, majoring in Biology. Baclay receives a $1,000 Maui Island Cozy Dental/Binhi at Ani Scholarship.

Marigold Baldonado from Maui High School will attend Oregon State University, majoring in Graphic Design. Baldonado receives a $1,000 Binhi at Ani Scholarship.

Jerome Butac from Maui High School will attend Pacific University, majoring in Applied Science. Butac receives a $1,000 Bayer Crop Science Hawaii/Binhi at Ani Scholarship.

Kyson Calibuso from Maui High School will attend the University of Hawaii at Manoa, majoring in Nursing. Calibuso receives a $2,000 Suzanne Michelle McGrath/Binhi at Ani Scholarship.

Lauryn Hashimoto from Maui High School will attend Washington State University, majoring in Biology/Chemistry. Hashimoto receives a $1,000 Binhi at Ani Scholarship.

Mai Huyhn from Maui High School will attend St. Olaf College, majoring in Political Science/History. Huyhn receives a $1,000 Binhi at Ani Scholarship.

Moses Ligot from Maui High School will attend the University of Hawaii Maui College, majoring in Business Administration/Marketing. Ligot receives a $1,000 McDonald’s of Maui/Binhi at Ani Scholarship.

Sydnie Matsuda from Maui High School will attend Pacific University, majoring in Education. Matsuda receives a $1,000 Kula and Hoku/Binhi at Ani Scholarship.

Erin Akemi Mukai from H.P. Baldwin High School will attend the University of Washington, majoring in Neuroscience. Mukai  receives a $1,000 Binhi at Ani Scholarship.

Ariana Rose Pacleb from Lahainaluna High School will attend the University of Hawaii at Manoa, majoring in Nursing.  Pacleb receives a $1,000 Binhi at Ani Scholarship.

Jeremy Peros from Maui High School will attend the University of California-Irvine, majoring in Computer Science and Engineering. Peros receives a $1,000 Binhi at Ani Scholarship.

Haley Purdy from Maui High School will attend the University of Hawaii Maui College, majoring in Pre-Pharmacy. Purdy receives a $1,000 Binhi at Ani Scholarship.

Yuriana Robles from Maui High School will attend Baylor University, majoring in Child Development and Family Studies. Robles receives a $1,000 Binhi at Ani Scholarship.

Clouie Salacup from Maui High School will attend San Diego State University, majoring in Psychology. Salacup receives a $1,000 Binhi at Ani Scholarship.

Shania Tumpap from Lahainaluna High School will attend the University of Hawaii at Manoa, majoring in Psychology. Tumpap receives a $2,000 Renato & Maria A.F. Etrata Foundation/Binhi at Ani Scholarship.

Abbygail Cinena Viloria from H.P. Baldwin High School will attend the University of Hawaii at Manoa, majoring in Secondary Education-English. Viloria receives a $1,000 Binhi at Ani Scholarship.

Alexis Joy Viloria from Maui High School will attend Stanford University, majoring in Anthropology and Journalism. Viloria receives a $1,000 Binhi at Ani Scholarship.

Jacob Wittenberg from King Kekaulike High School graduate will attend San Diego State University, majoring in Political Science. Wittenberg receives a $1,000 Binhi at Ani Scholarship.

Michael Wong from Maui High School will attend Rice University, majoring in Electrical Engineering. Wong receives a $1,000 Binhi at Ani Scholarship.

Jadynne Zane from Maui High School will attend the University of Southern California, majoring in Bioengineering. Zane receives a $2,000 Friends of Gil Keith-Agaran/Binhi at Ani Scholarship.

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