Congratulations to Our 2021 Scholarship Recipients!
We are happy to announce our 2021 recipients of the Plumbers & Fitters Local Union 675 Imi Loa
Foundation scholarship. The deserving fifteen scholars, each the daughter or son of an active Local 675
member, working or retired, were congratulated with a check for $1,000 in their name. For precautionary
measures, no luncheon was held this year again due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Business Manager Valentino
Ceria mentioned, “Although we could not gather at a lunch presentation, we were still happy to continue
to support and recognize the deserving children of our members.” The winners for 2021 are listed in
alphabetical order, noting their parental and qualifying Union ties.
We are also proud to announce that one of our own representing Hawaii Local 675 has been awarded a
scholarship from the 2021/2022 UA Scholarship Trust Fund. The recipient show-cased in this newsletter is
Danielle Ann Bonilla, who was among 110 deserving students selected from all UA Locals throughout the
United States and Canada, pursuing undergraduate studies.
Cody Kensaku Akagi: Honolulu
(Leilehua HS), father Wendell
Akagi (Refr Ftr JM-Dorvin Leis Co.)
accepted by Friends University. Major
– Health and Physical Education.
Danielle Ann Bonilla: Kapolei
father Roldan Bonilla (Refr Ftr JM-Air
Central) accepted by Vanderbilt University. Major – Neuroscience.
Kaya Mahealani Ishimine: Ewa
Beach (Campbell HS), father Dayton
Ishimine (Steamftr JM-Pan-Pacific
Plbg) accepted by UH-Manoa. Major –
Kyra Jean Merrie Pilialoha Bockrath:
Hilo, Hawaii (St. Joseph), father
Dustin Bockrath (Refr Ftr JM-Hawaii
Sheetmetal & Mech) accepted by
University of Denver. Major – Business.
Tristen Rie Fujimoto: Mililani (Mililani
HS), father Alton Fujimoto (Refr Ftr
JM-Retiree) accepted by University of
Irvine/Portland, Reno. Major – Nursing
or Political Science.
Darian T. Kamibayashi: Honolulu
(Kalani HS), father Chad Kamibayashi
(Refr Ftr JM-Oahu Plbg) accepted by
UH-Manoa/Ohlone College. Major –
Kaylie Kaneshiro: Aiea (Iolani School),
grandfather Isamu Kaneshiro (Plbr
JM-Lifetime Retiree) accepted by
Tufts University. Major – Biology.
Kylie Kwak: Kaneohe (Kamehameha
Melvin Tokunaga (Refr Ftr JMLifetime
Retiree) accepted by
California Lutheran University. Major –
Jordyn-Rece H. Palacio: Waianae
father Reynaldo Palacio (Refr Ftr
JM-Trane Pacific) accepted by Pacific
University. Major – Biology.
Peyton Tatsumi Kimata: Mililani
(Hanalani HS), grandfather Melvin
Kirihara (Refr Ftr JM-Lifetime
Retiree) accepted by UH-Manoa/
Azusa Pacific University. Major –
Madison Makishima: Ewa Beach
(Campbell HS), father Mason
Makishima (Sprinkler Ftr JMContinental
Mech) accepted by
Chaminade University. Major –
Kainalu Victor Pagente: Pearl City
(Pearl City HS), father Shane Pagente
(Plbr JM-Retiree) accepted by Saint
Martin’s University/ Seattle/Creighton.
Major – Civil Engineering.
Jayce Teifuku Ono: Mililani (Mililani
HS), father Earl Ono (Refr Ftr JMRetiree)
accepted by University of
Utah. Major – Game Design.
Lana Antonette Patlingrao: Mililani
(Mililani HS), grandfather Chester
Chagami (Plbr JM-Lifetime Retiree)
accepted by University of Oregon/
Oregon State/Montana State. Major –
Chelsi Lynn Valdez: Honolulu
(Roosevelt HS), father Ken Valdez
(Welder JM-Pan-Pacific) accepted
by UH-Manoa/University of Irvine/
Oregon. Major – Veterinary Surgeon.