Christopher Sugai

Growing up in the Kona coffee fields on the Big Island, Chris Sugai learned what a hard day’s work was from a young age. While working on the farm, he gained a great appreciation for the biology of the plants and life that surrounded him, and now plans to translate...

Kristin Pedersen

Kristin is a student at UH Hilo and has declared her major in Computer Science. She returned to school in 2010 to study math and computer science, not only because she enjoys it, but also to be a role model for her daughters. Kristin plans to return to Kona after...

Juanchen Li

Juanchen Li graduated from Waiakea High School in Hilo in 2010, and is currently a sophomore at the University of Southern California perusing a degree in computer science.  After receiving his bachelors he intends to continue his education as a graduate student. ...

Styson Koide – Akamai 2012

Styson Koide was born and raised on the Big Island of Hawaii and graduated from Honoka’a High School in 2008.  After graduation, he attended the University of Hawaii at Hilo for two years while majoring in Pre-Engineering.  While participating in the National Student...

Kevin Kadooka

Kevin Kadooka was born and raised in Hilo and graduated from Hilo High School in 2009. He will be a senior this fall at University of Portland, where he is pursuing a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Mathematics. He plans to pursue a master’s or doctoral...

Katie Ho

Katie Ho was born in Hilo and raised on the Big Island. She graduated from Hawaii Preparatory Academy in 2011 and is looking to pursue a career in environmental science. Her interest in this field stemmed from taking AP Environmental science and her participation with...