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Grove Farm Scholar

Leslie Uri

2020 Grove Farm Scholar

Leslie Uri

Washington State University


Leslie Uri is the daughter of Cheery and Rogelio Uri. She plans to attend Washington State University to pursue a degree in Nursing. Leslie overcame many challenges, immigrating to Kaua‘i from the Philippines as a shy, ten-year-old, and becoming a well-rounded student, athlete, club leader, and community servant. She is a talented tennis player and was heavily involved in Big Brothers Big Sisters, Health Occupations Students of America, and volunteering with the KVMH Elderly Beach Outings. Her favorite memories from high school were volunteering at community service events. She said she “loves [her] community and spending time with the people as it makes [her] really happy knowing that I’m able to make a difference.”