It is with great pleasure that HAHPERD has awarded two college scholarships for the 2020-2021 school year.
Ms. Yamashita graduated from Kaiser High School in 2018. She currently attends the University of Hawaii – Manoa Campus as an undergraduate majoring in dance. This is her second year of receiving the HAHPERD Scholarship. She says that ultimately, her goal as a teacher is to share her love for dance with all of students and want students to develop a strong and positive mindset towards dance.
Ms. Houar graduated from Seabury Hall in 2001. She currently attends the University of Hawaii – Manoa Campus as a doctoral student majoring in dance. Her aim is to make contributions to her local dance community and university by bridging cross-cultural connections between Hawai’i, India, and other places where she has taught. It is her hope to foster and build these connections so that future generations may find ways to experience the potential for shared global movement knowledge to transform the world, as we know it.