Each year since 2014 the Claire Merry/Pearl City Community Church Scholarship program has awarded many scholarships to graduating high school seniors to help them further their future education.
Mahina Naumu is a graduate of Pearl City High School and is the daughter of Lara Yamanouchi, niece of Brad Yamanouchi and granddaughter of Pearl Yamanouchi, a member of PCCC who serves as our church treasurer.
She has maintained a high GPA throughout her high school years all while volunteering her time to various school clubs as well community functions and also our own PCCC Vacation Bible School during the summer.
As a young child, she underwent a tonsillectomy. During her stay She was shown much kindness and compassion by the hospital staff which eased her fear and anxiety of the upcoming procedure. This was something that she never forgot. She wanted to extend that kindness to help others by becoming a medical technologist whereby she could help the doctors determine a patient’s diagnosis by reviewing the various lab test results that she would perform. By providing this service, she would be serving others just as Jesus did during his ministry here on earth.
Mahina will be attending Leeward Community College in the fall.