Fujita & Miura Public Relations (FMPR) announced that Brittney Yoshida of Kauai High School has been awarded as the 2016 FMPR scholar and received a $1,000 scholarship to use toward her college expenses.

“Brittney is an exemplary student, leader and product of Kauai who is poised to flourish in college and her future career,” says Jenny Fujita, partner with FMPR. “We are so pleased to be able to contribute to her education.”

Yoshida graduated high school with a 4.0 GPA and was All Student Body President. She participated in Kauai High School’s Academy of Hospitality and Tourism (AOHT) program that included a 120-hour summer internship at the Kaua`i Marriott Resort & Beach Club. Through her experience in AOHT, she has decided to pursue a career in event planning in the hotel industry. She will be attending the University of Nevada Las Vegas this fall.

“We are very impressed with Brittney’s values and philosophy in regards to community service,” says Joy Miura Koerte, also a partner with FMPR. “Her desire and willingness to help others is admirable in a young adult.”

As a member of the Interact, Spanish, and Leo clubs, Yoshida was involved in numerous community service projects, such as food drives, clean-up projects, mentoring youth, and coaching.

Yoshida states, “We all can contribute in different ways. At any point in our lives, we can give time, talent and/or treasure. Sometimes we can give all three, at other times, we can only give one or two. As a student, the best way I can give back is with my time and my talent. At some point in my life, I hope to have enough financial resources to be able to give back with treasure.”

Yoshida is the daughter of Laurie and Vernon Yoshida of Lihue.

FMPR Scholars are chosen based on several key criteria: they are Kauai 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.

Ranked as one of Hawaii’s top PR firms, FMPR is a full service PR firm that provides the finest communications consulting services to clients in a variety of industries worldwide. FMPR specializes in communications strategies that are effective in our unique communities, where cultural and business nuances must be carefully navigated.

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