Plumbers and Fitters Union Local 675
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7th Annual Imi Loa Foundation Scholarship Winners

Jarek Agcaoili
Grandson of Vernon Tyau, Retiree

Koanui Gier
Son of Gregory Gier,
Air Engineering Co.

Tori-Ann Golis-Bacos
Daughter of Lance Bacos,
Dorvin D. Leis, Co.

Travis Kon
Son of Walton Kon,
Alaka‘i Mechanical

Logan Kuniyuki
Grandson of Albert Kaneshiro,
Lifetime Retiree

Taylor Kuroiwa
Granddaughter of Wesley Kuroiwa,

Sydney Quitoles
Daughter of Valeriano Quitoles, Jr.,
Honeywell, Inc.

Evelyn Ramos
Daughter of Nathan Ramos,
Dorvin D. Leis, Co.

Tyra Yamaguchi
Daughter of Scott Yamaguchi,
Dorvin D. Leis, Co.

Congratulations go out to nine winners of Local 675's Imi Loa Foundation Scholarship Fund. The awardees, children or grandchildren of active Local 675 members, each won $l,000 scholarships, which were presented at a luncheon on July 22, 2019. "We're happy we have the resources for a program to financially assist the deserving child or grandchild of our union members," business manager Val Ceria said.

Winners of the scholarships were:

Jarek Agcaoili – Pearl City High School. Attending Leeward Community College or DigiPen Institute, majoring in Computer Science.

Koanui O Kamauliola Gier – Hawaii Baptist Academy. Attending University of Arizona in Tuscon, majoring in Business. "This will help pay for my student loans…I have a lot!"

Tori-Ann Golis-Bacos – Maui High School. Attending Maui Community College, majoring in Nursing.

Travis Kon – Iolani School. Attending University of Portland, majoring in Political Science. "I have two other brothers who are younger attending Iolani so this scholarship will help a lot."

Logan Kuniyuki – Waiakea High School in Hilo. Attending Seattle University, majoring in Computer and Electrical Engineering. "First, this will help with my college fund. And secondly, I am also honoring my grandpa who is a member for 22 years in the union."

Taylor Kuroiwa – Kaiser High School. Attending UH at Manoa, majoring in Nursing. "This scholarship gives me the opportunity to pursue my career in Nursing."

Sydney Quitoles – Mililani High School. Attending University of CA at San Diego, major undecided but possibly in Medicine. "I'm very grateful for receiving this scholarship as it will help me attend a college on the mainland."

Evelyn Ramos – McKinley High School. Attending University of Nevada Las Vegas, majoring in Nursing. "This scholarship gives me the opportunity to actually go to a mainland college."

Tyra Yamaguchi – Pearl City High School. Attending Leeward Community College, majoring in Radiology. "I am thankful to receive this scholarship as it will help pay for my tuition."

Plumbers & Fitters UA Local Union 675 - 1109 Bethel Street, Lower Level - Honolulu, Hawaii 96813-2218 - Tel: 808-536-5454 - FAX: 808-528-2629