2015's recipient of the $10,000 Duke Kahanamoku Ambassador of Aloha Scholarship is Sarah ‘Alohilani Jenkins of Molokai High School. With a GPA exceeding 4.0 and ranked #1 in her graduating class at Molokai High, Sarah is pursuing her undergraduate studies at Duke University. She was highly regarded on campus for her academic achievements, leadership abilities and her volunteer hours dedicated to her community.
Sarah has a true passion for environmental conservation as evidenced by her expansive commitment to the Molokai Earth Preservation Organization (student led environmental club) and Nene ‘O Molokai (non-profit engaged in water quality testing and habitat management). Furthermore, she initiated, organized and executed a campus wide energy audit at Molokai High School.
Sarah’s success and leadership extends into the swimming pool and ocean. She was the Molokai representative on the Maui Interscholastic League Captains Round Table aimed at addressing league related issues, promoting sportsmanship on campus, and student-athlete leadership development.