Senior students, Jamie Advincula and Chantal Charbonnier deserve to be congratulated.
Chantal and Jamie at the TEDxYouth talks at Seabury Hall
The Regents Scholarship to UH Manoa was recently awarded to senior Jamie Advincula. This scholarship is a full-time, 12 credit per semester tuition waiver for four years of undergraduate study awarded to approximately 16 outstanding students who receive a 1950 SAT or 29 ACT and maintain at least a 3.5 GPA in academic subjects in high school, and whose extracurricular achievements are shown to be remarkable.
While at Maui Prep Jamie has resided as the president of the National Honor Society, been a leader on the cross-country team, taken several college classes, and has been a key member of our student governing body.
Jamie is also the first Maui Prep student to be accepted into an Ivy League school (and in her case, two). She recently received acceptance letters from both Dartmouth and Brown, as well as many other highly selective schools.
Lucien Charbonnier (father), Chantal and Mr. Reader
Both Jamie and Chantal recently participated in the TEDxYouth talks at Seabury Hall. Jamie exhibited her senior project and Chantal delivered an award-winning talk at the “Everything is Connected” TedxYouth conference.
“Living in paradise is easy. Solving local and global challenges is hard. Let’s share ideas to make a change. What social, environmental, and economic issues do you want to take action on?” This was the question posed by Hawaii Pacific University’s Business College to students interested in participating in their #HPUbiz4Good scholarship challenge.
Chantal being interviewed at final competition via video chat
Chantal decided to participate in the challenge with this problem, “people of Hawaii do not find fulfillment in their workplace. They have a need to do something greater with their life, but don’t have the tools to create a mindset that will allow them to do so.”
Chantal went on to propose how she believes she would be able to provide a solution, “our mindset and emotions create a predisposition for the outcome of situations we are in. Delivering a TEDxTalk will be a gateway to show local businesses what I have to offer and launch my motivational coaching business.”
Chantal was one of ten students that participated in the challenge that won a four-year scholarship to HPU College of Business.
These two Maui Prep students are examples of what it means to exemplify the mission and vision of our small school, “we foster a love of learning while instilling academic excellence, artistic expression, athletic achievement and the skills necessary for success in the 21st century. Guided by principles of integrity and excellence, our students will reach beyond their perceived level of ability to achieve success.”