The West Hawaii Association of REALTORS® (WHAR), a Hawaii non-profit corporation, granted eight (8) $1,000.00 scholarships to Hawaii graduates continuing onto Higher Education. Selection criteria included: financial need, scholastic achievement, school activities, community involvement, and a written essay.
Scholarships were awarded to Kealakehe Graduates: Savannah Dallas attending Washington State University; Josiah Randerson, Chapman University; Lisa Lowe, UH Manoa; and Liana Lawson, Oregon State University. Konawaena Graduates: Jake Basque, US Naval Academy; and Tiffany Bayudan, Pacific University Oregon. Makua Lani Christian Academy: Shayna Valencia, Colorado State University; and Reisa Waddell, University of the Nations.
Fundraising Chair, Mike Drutar, Broker-in-Charge, Windermere C&H Properties, stated, “West Hawaii Association of REALTORS ® believes in and supports educational opportunities for students in West Hawaii. We are extremely grateful to all the businesses, brokerages and charities who supported this fundraising effort. A special thank you to Lovette Llantos, Principal Broker, Venture Sotheby’s International Realty, who was instrumental in donating $2,000.00 from the Kona Visayan Tennis Club, and Daryl Flem, Principal Broker, Windermere C&H Properties, for their generous donation of $1,000.00.”
Each year the WHAR membership of over 750 REALTORS® recommend charities to be the recipient of proceeds from an annual Charity of Choice Fundraising Event. Past recipients include, The Arc of Kona, Habitat for Humanity, Hale Ohana Aloha (a partner of Habitat for Humanity), Hospice of Kona, and Kona Historical Society, among others.
West Hawaii Association of REALTORS ® enhances member professionalism through relevant education and services, with an emphasis on community involvement.