Excelling in sports and academics

Excelling in sports and academics


H-M-S-A recognizes students who EXCEL both on the field and in the classroom. TEN students received 5-thousand dollar scholarships over the weekend. Joining us this morning are TWO of those students. Laura Tyler — a Castle High School graduate — and Tiffany Chang — a Punahou graduate. Good morning. Laura, the Kaimana scholarship is awarded to students who excel in sports, academics, and community service. How were you able to juggle all of these things? Tiffany, for your community service you chose to help other students. Can you tell us more about The Canvas? Laura, not only were you the first female football player for Castle High School, you were the starting kicker in your senior year. What was that like? Tiffany, do you have any advice for other high school students applying for scholarships? Here is a little bit of background on both students: Laura Tyler from Castle High School. As a junior, she became the first female to make the varsity football team at Castle and eventually became the team’s starting kicker. Laura also participated in soccer, track, and paddling for the Knights. As a senior, she focused on proper concussion recovery and treatment and educated other students to help them make good decisions for their health after a concussion. As a member of Youth on the Move for the last seven years, she volunteered at food pantries, medical supply warehouses, preschools, and environmental cleanups during missions to the Neighbor Islands and the Mainland. This fall, Laura will be studying in Purdue University’s School of Nursing. She hopes to eventually become

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