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Grove Farm Foundation Names 2019 Scholars

Forty-two applications were received for the 2019 Grove Farm Foundation Scholarship and a volunteer Selection Committee made up of local community leaders interviewed the top 3 candidates from each school. Based on the interviews, Juliana Tampus of Kapaa High School, Samantha Bostick of Waimea High School, and Mayumi Fulgencio of Kauai High School were selected as the 2019 Grove Farm Scholars.

Juliana Tampus is the daughter of Bridget and Shane Pope. She will be attending Vanguard University in Southern California and wants to become a Civil Engineer. Throughout high school, Juliana has proven to not only be a talented athlete, competing on the Cross County, Swimming, and Track & Field teams; but also, a bright student in the classroom. Her love for mathematics led her to take multiple college level math courses and identify Civil Engineering as her career path. Juliana is the president of the National Honor Society, ASB Vice President, as well as being a member of the Interact club and mentor through Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. She is a confident and competitive young woman who has a drive to succeed and give back to the island.

Samantha Bostick is the daughter of Stephanie and JJ Bostick. She plans to attend Colorado State University to study Journalism and Communications. Samantha is a well-rounded leader having served as Class President all four years, currently serving as Battalion Commander for the Menehune JROTC, Band Club President, and KIF Representative for the HHSAA. She enjoys running and has competed with the Cross Country team, which has been one highlight of her high school career, but expressed her passion for writing as a form of capturing the life stories of those around her. She is eager to begin her studies and meet new people.

Mayumi Fulgencio is the daughter of Bessie and Teresito Fulgencio, both immigrants from the Philippines. She hopes to attend Lewis and Clark College in Oregon to pursue a degree in Environmental Studies. Mayumi is passionate about reversing the effects of the human footprint on the environment. She was awarded a KUPU grant for the Hawaii Youth Sustainability Challenge for her ‘Zero Waste Harvester’ project, which aims to reduce landfill waste on the island. Mayumi currently serves as President of both Nature and Sierra clubs as well as being a member of Student Council, Key Club, and National Honor Society. She is also an avid soccer player and expressed appreciation to Grove Farm for providing the irrigation for the Vidinha soccer fields. Mayumi is optimistic that she will be able to contribute to the sustainability of the island.