Pueo Pilot Scholarships

Take Flight with Maui Prep and the Pueo Pilot Scholarships

Once again, for the 2014-2015 school year, Maui Preparatory Academy offered an innovative merit scholarship, the Pueo Pilot Scholarship.  The Pueo Pilots are donors who have joined together to offer full-tuition, four-year scholarships to Maui Prep for high school students entering 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grade.  Applications are open to students who do not currently attend Maui Prep.

Congratulations to the 2014-2105 Pueo Pilot Scholarship Recipient Kysha Altura

A four-year Upper School tuition at Maui Prep is about $65,000 and  the Pueo Pilot committee goes through a very thorough and thoughtful process to pick each year’s recipient.

Joining the Maui Prep ‘Ohana as the 2014-2015 Pueo Pilot winner is 9th grader Kysha Altura.  Kysha previously attended Iao Intermediate where she earned a 4.0 GPA. She excels at swimming and has been involved in the Hawaii Swim Club for 7.5 years.  Kysha exhibits a great amount of compassion for those around her and has given many hours of community service.  She is eager to connect with her fellow students and looks forward to being involved in as many areas as possible within the Maui Prep community.

Congratulations, Kysha!

Katie Ornelas, class of 2014

Katie Ornelas, class of 2014

The graduation of 2014 marked the first two Pueo Pilot graduates. Katie Ornelas and Skylar Hirsch were our first recipients of the Pueo Pilot Scholarship. They both graduated with honors.

Katie embraced her years at Maui Prep and was involved in a myriad of activities.  Highlights of her time at the school include: playing on the girls’ volleyball team, organizing and supporting National Autism Awareness Day, being Student Body President her senior year and receiving the Faculty Merit Award at graduation.  Katie is currently attending George Washington University in Oregon.

Sky presenting senior gift

Sky presenting senior gift

Sky was another example of a student that “pursued excellence.”  He spent many hours in the pool, dedicating himself to the swim program and becoming a leader there; not only with his peers, but also as a MIL and HHSAA State swim champion. Sky was the Senior Class President and received the honor of being voted the Maui Prep Male Athlete of the Year in 2014.  He is currently at the US Coast Guard Academy.