Fujita & Miura Public Relations (FMPR) announced that Hazel-Lyn Jarquio of Kapa`a High School has been awarded as the 2015 FMPR scholar.

An active leader in academics, athletics and community service, Jarquio has achieved a 4.0 GPA and has been a member of Kapa`a High School’s student council since her freshman year, holding various officer positions from class secretary to senior class president. Jarquio has participated in four sports during high school and has served a total of 200 hours of community service through Kapa`a High School’s Key Club and St. Catherine’s Parish. This fall, she will be attending the University of Hawai`i at Manoa where she will pursue a degree in nursing, specializing in pediatrics.

“With the help of the Fujita & Miura Public Relations scholarship, I can take another step towards my dream of helping children in Hawai`i live a healthier life,” said Jarquio. “My future career goals include giving children successful checkups and educating them during the process. I believe that giving children the knowledge about a healthy diet and proper exercising while they are young will benefit them as they grow older.”

“We are very proud and humbled to have the opportunity to present this award to such a hard-working and dedicated scholar,” says Jenny Fujita, partner with FMPR. “We believe that Hazel will continue to positively impact the community in Hawai`i as she pursues her future academic and charitable ambitions.”

“The involvement and dedication Hazel has toward academics, community service and leadership are what stood out to us,” says Joy Miura Koerte, also a partner with FMPR. “She also had a very clear vision of how she wanted to use her higher education to better the community in Hawai`i, and we felt very strongly in supporting her dream.”

FMPR Scholars are chosen based on several key criteria: they are Kaua`i or Pennsylvania residents and students who are pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees, preferably in communications or public relations; are interested in owning or working for a small business and/or home-based business; engaged in entrepreneurial activities; intend to come home to and pursue their livelihoods in their local communities after undergraduate or graduate school; are engaged in community service and wish to advance their local community after college; have proven intellectual and academic achievements; show integrity of character and an interest in helping others; and have the ability to lead and the motivation to use their talents to the fullest.

Fujita & Miura Public Relations (FMPR) is a bicoastal public relations firm based on Kaua`i and in the Greater Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania. FMPR provides strategic advice to businesses and nonprofit organizations to help them achieve their goals, from increasing revenues to building customer loyalty, gaining community support, strategic planning, process improvement, project management, securing government permits, and more.  For more information about FMPR, visit www.fmpr.net.

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