Molokai Student Named HMSA Distinguished Scholar
Molokai High School graduate Xrystina Bicoy was selected by HMSA as one of 21 students in the state to receive the company’s Kaimana Scholarship, as well as one of five recipients of their Distinguished Scholarship.
“This is for students who do well academically, as well as show great sportsmanship in athletics and service to their community,” said Molokai High Vice Principal Daniel Espaniola. “We’re very proud of Xristina’s accomplishments.”
The Kaimana program started in 2005 and recognizes all-around accomplishments of high schools, and offers scholarships to individual student athletes, administered by the Hawaii High School Athletic Association.
Bicoy received a $3,000 scholarship, and was one of five named distinguished scholars to receive an additional $2,000 each.
“The students and the schools we’re honoring today understand the value of giving back to our communities,” said Elisa Yadao, HMSA’s senior vice president of Consumer Experience. “In addition to the countless hours they worked to excel academically and athletically, they all made time to make a difference and give back. These are young people making positive change in the world and we want to do whatever we can to help them because that’s the best way to create healthy, vibrant communities.”