The East Hawaii Hiroshima Kenjin Kai presented two $1,000 scholarships to Hilo High School seniors Kayla Ongais and Jamie Ouye for their excellence in academic, co-curricular and extracurricular achievements. The EHHKK scholarship awards were presented on May 10, 2012 at the Hilo High School Senior Awards Assembly by President Delbert Nishimoto.
Kayla Ongais is the HHS Class of 2012 treasurer, captain of the swim team, a member of the water polo team and has held leadership positions in Key Club, Young Life, Drugs, Alcohol and Tobacco Prevention Program and Junior Greenpeace. She is the daughter of Eric Inouye and Lisa Faulkner-Inouye. Ongais will attend Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, Colorado in the fall and seeks to pursue a career in sports management.
Jamie Ouye is president of the HHS mock trial team, president of the National Honor Society, secretary of the Math League, treasurer of the Key Club, a member of the Academic Decathlon team and a School Community Council representative. She is the adopted daughter of Francis Dean Ouye and Kyounghui Kim Ouye. Ouye plans to attend the University of Hawaii at Hilo in the fall and is interested in psychology and law.
These educational scholarships are given by the EHHKK to eligible children and grandchildren of East Hawaii Hiroshima Kenjin Kai members.