Each year, our association awards special scholarships to students whose parents are HLTA members. This is a much sought after award that is given to graduating seniors who have been accepted to institutions of higher learning. This year, we made the decision to bestow a $5,000 scholarship to a sole student. However, due to the number and quality of applications that we received during this particularly challenging school year, we have made an exception and provided additional member scholarships to three outstanding students.
Jachob Dolak received the top award of $5,000 this year. A graduate of Saint Louis School, he will attend Notre Dame University in the fall where he intends to study computer science. Jachob's academic record is exemplary- he finished high school with a 4.41 cumulative grade point average and also participated in numerous extracurricular and service-oriented pursuits outside of the classroom. He is pictured above with his mother Cherry and his father Jerry who serves as Hilton's Director of Security and the president of the Hawaii Hotel Visitor Industry Security Association. Jerry has long been a stalwart partner in HLTA's public safety conferences and the various initiatives we have put forth as an association. Following in similar footsteps as his father, Jachob is planning on pursuing a degree in Cyber Security.
Jeremy Peros submitted a similarly excellent application and was awarded a $2,500 scholarship for his achievements. The Maui High School graduate is a National Merit Commended Scholar who maintained a 4.136 GPA and will attend UC Irvine later this year. He is the son of Lorelle, who is the Hospitality & Tourism Program Coordinator at the University of Hawai'i Maui College, and Greg, the hard working general manager of the Maui Beach Hotel. Mother Lorelle is a past recipient of HLTA's Na Po'e Pa'ahana Educator of the Year Award. In addition to his outstanding academic record, athletic pursuits (he excels in hoops), and community service efforts, Jeremy had the distinct honor of being named Big Brother of the Year in April.
Our final 2021 awardee, Liam Caldwell who just graduated from Baldwin High School, was awarded $1,000 for his stellar record. Liam is the son of Eileen Caldwell who is the area director of human resources for Marriott Hotels Hawaii. Liam's teacher wrote him a glowing recommendation that noted his performance in the classroom and the athletic arena along with his community service efforts and student government service. His mother also had him participate annually in Maui's highly successful Visitor Industry Charity Walk. In short, Liam epitomizes what it means to be a well-rounded student leader. He plans to attend Arizona State University in the fall where he plans to study physical sciences, engineering, and technology.
The Sheraton Waikiki, Royal Hawaiian, Moana Surfrider & Princess Ka'iulani Hotels are hosting a career fair on June 24 and 25 at the Sheraton Waikiki Ballrooms from 10 a.m. through 2 p.m. Between the three properties, there are roughly 100 positions currently open.
Please feel free to share this with anybody who may be interested in applying as interviews will be conducted during the job fair. Any questions or concerns may be directed to Kari Nakano who can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at 808-931-7770.
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