The results of the 2014 Guam Society of America Scholarships were presented at the 70th Annual Liberation Picnic held on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at the Bethesda Forest Glen Annex, Silver Springs, MD. The winners announced at the picnic are:
$1,500 Brigida Lizama College Student Scholarship – Joelle Marie Rosete Blas. Joelle Blas attends Christopher Newport University (CNU), Newport News. Joelle is pursuing her Major in Information Science, with Minors in Leadership Studies and Business Administration. Joelle is a 2012 graduate from Gar-Field High School, Woodbridge, Virginia. She served as a student intern for the Guam Congressional Office in Washington, DC, for the summer of 2013 and is the 2014 Guam Society Cherry Blossom Princess.
Guam Society service hours: 31 hrs
Activities: . She is also a member of the Alpha Phi Epsilon Fraternity, Theta Phi Chapter, serving as the Vice President of Campus Affairs. She is in the CNU President Leadership Program (PLP). She was the Secretary of the Executive Board for the CNU Blue Crew for extra-curricular events. She was selected as the Student Class Representative for the CNU Class of 2016. She also served as a PLP Orientation Facilitator for incoming CNU PLP students. She is interning for the Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC).
Parents: Joelle is the daughter of Mike and Juvy Blas from Woodbridge, Virginia. Her father is from the village of Dededo, Guam and her mother is originally from Zambales, Philippines.
$750 Guam College Student Scholarship – Marc Concepcion Catahay. Marc C. Catahay is a 2012 graduate of George Washington High School, Mangilao, Guam. Marc attends the Guam Community College, Mangilao, Guam. He is pursuing a degree in Visual Communications.
Activities: Marc was active as a volunteer supporting island beautification and environmental awareness projects on Guam, as a member of the Marine Mania Recycling and the International Coastal Clean-Up Programs. He has volunteered as a CCD teacher for San Vicente School, Barrigada, Guam. Marc works part-time as a courier for Health Services of the Pacific, while pursuing his education and his goals are to work in graphic arts design, showcasing Guam’s culture through graphic media and technology.
Parents: Marc is the son of Marciano Catahay and Maria Rios from Barrigada, Guam.
$750 Guam College Student Scholarship – Dallas Jaye. Dallas is a 2011 graduate of San Ramon Valley High, San Ramon, California, and attends the University of Southern Florida, Tampa, Florida. He is pursuing his undergraduate degree in Business Marketing and wants to eventually play professional Soccer.
Activities: He is a Division I College athlete and represents Guam as a member of the Guam National Football (Soccer) Team. He is President of his University’s Student Athlete Advisory Committee. Dallas is a member of National Society of Leadership and Success – Sigma Alpha Phi, University of Southern Florida Chapter. He is a 2-Time Big East All-Academic Team member, participates in Mentoring U Selmon Style. He’s worked as a Youth Soccer Coach on Guam and as a Personal Training Assistant for Striive Fitness in Danville, CA. He has volunteered for Stampede of Service assisting in organizing student-athlete participation and in Big Brothers Big Sisters, mentoring young students in sports.
Parents: Dallas is the son of Jeffrey and Barbara Jaye from San Ramon, California.
$500 College Student Scholarship – Kyle Anthony Perez. Kyle received his Associate’s Degree from Northern Virginia Community College in 2014 and will be pursuing his four year degree in Nutrition/Dietetics from Radford University in the Fall of 2014. Upon completion of his four year degree, he plans to register as a dietician and start his own food business. He is a 2011 graduate of George Washington High School, Mangilao, Guam.
Activities: Kyle served as volunteer helping people to sign up for healthcare under the Affordable Healthcare Act. Kyle worked part-time as a Catering Attendant and in food service at Silverado’s Diner while pursuing his education. His goals are to work in graphic arts design, showcasing Guam’s culture through graphic media and technology. Kyle activities in college included the Green Club where he served as Procurement Director and in ALPFA.
Parents: Kyle is the son of Anthony DLG Campos (Chalan Pago, Guam) and Elizabeth Perez Campos (Ipan, Talofofo, Guam). His grandfather is Tun David Perez, a former Guam Society President.
$1,500 Brigida Lizama High School Student Scholarship – Christian Mansapit. Christian Mansapit is a 2014 graduate of Centreville High School, Centreville, Virginia. Christian will be pursuing a degree in Chemistry at James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, in the fall of 2014.
Guam Society service hours: 27 hrs
Activities: He was a National Honor Society member, and enrolled in numerous Advanced Placement classes in High School. He participated in Track and Football. He is an active member of the Guam Society, supporting past Liberation Picnics, Chamorro Night, and the Cherry Blossom Ball.
Parents: Christian is the son of Gabriel Mansapit from Merizo, Guam, and Eva Mansapit from Umatac, Guam.
$750 Guam High School Student Scholarship – Marcel Jardeleza. Marcel is a 2014 graduate of Guam Southern High School. She will be attending the University of Guam, Mangilao, Guam.
Activities: She was active in Cheerleading, Track and Field, Cross Country, and Soccer. She served as Vice President for Student Council, President for National Honor Society, and numerous leadership positions in Cheerleading and Running Clubs, and Band. Marcel interned at the Guam Express Care Clinic and volunteered in on-island Charitable organizations, including Guam Cancer Care.
Parents: Marcel is daughter of Leah Jardeleza from Santa Rita, Guam.
$750 High School Student Scholarship – Diana Marie Cruz. Diana is a 2014 graduate of Great Mills High School, Great Mills, Maryland, and will be attending the College of Southern Maryland pursuing a degree in Engineering, and eventually completing her four year degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Activities: She was enrolled in various Advance Placement courses in High School, including Calculus, Biology, Physics and English; as well as three years of Spanish. She was a member of the National Honor Society, and was on the Varsity Volleyball and Softball Teams. She worked as an intern at MedStar St Mary’s Hospital performing preventative maintenance on patient care equipment.
Parents: Anthony ‘John’ and Janet Cruz, Lexington Park, MD