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Maui County Students Selected as Hirono Summer Interns

June 20, 2014, 2:45 PM HST
* Updated June 20, 2:46 PM
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US Senator Mazie Hirono. Courtesy file photo.

US Senator Mazie Hirono. Courtesy file photo.

By Maui Now Staff

Maui’s Alex Chun, and Molokaʻi’s Michael Kikukawa are among a list of seven summer interns selected from across the state to serve with US Senator’s Mazie Hirono at her Washington DC office.

Chun graduated from Baldwin High School in 2011 and is attending the University of Washington where he is majoring in Political Science.  He also works for the Office of First Year Programs and the Dream Project, and is an events coordinator for the UW Hawaiʻi Club.  Kikukawa is a graduate of Molokaʻi High School and is attending Harvard University.

The 2014 Summer Intern Class also includes: Madison DiZinno of Hawaiʻi Preparatory Academy/Boston College; Shannon Nakamoto of Christian Liberty Academy/Hawaiʻi Pacific University; Sarah Hayashi of Punahou School/George Washington University; Caitlin Mori of Sacred Hearts Academy/Yale University/Beijing University; and Lana Shaindlin of Mid-Pacific Institute/University of Rochester.

“It’s a privilege to have bright Hawaiʻi students intern in my office,” said Senator Hirono in a press release announcement. “Meeting with students and hearing their stories often reminds me and my staff of the importance of pushing for more opportunities for our young people, including making college more affordable, strengthening our economy, and ensuring everyone has a fair shot at the American Dream.”

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