Congrats to grads and recipients!
Three Big Island graduating high school seniors and two HawaiiCommunity College students recently received scholarships from HPM Building Supply to help with upcoming college expenses. The three recent graduates received HPM’s annual Barney S. Fujimoto Memorial Scholarships, earmarked for students planning to attend college within the University of Hawaii system. The $1,000 awards are named for a former HPM officer who strongly valued higher education.
Recipients Kellie Iwasaki of Waiakea High School and Tehani Jones of Kamehameha Schools will be attending UH-Manoa in the fall, where they both will major in Biology. Kanu o ka `aina graduate Polanimakamae Kahakalau will attend Kapi’olani Community College to earn an Associates Degree in Liberal Arts.
Hawaii Community College students Kristian Martinez and Mc Charles Tumaneng were selected to receive $750 “Building Future Builders” scholarships toward their second year in the carpentry program.
Applications for 2014 will be available in January.
Since starting out over 90 years ago as a small Hilo lumber mill, HPM Building Supply has grown to include three full-service building supply centers and four lumber yards on the BigIsland. The company provides materials statewide, with a sales center and a lumberyard in the Campbell Industrial Park on Oahu and in Lawai, Kauai. HPM also manufactures pre-engineered trusses, wall panels, metal roofing, metal framing components and pre-hung doors, and treats its own lumber. The company is 100-percent owned by its employees.