Hernando Named 2021 FMPR Scholar

Hernando Named 2021 FMPR Scholar

Fujita & Miura Public Relations (FMPR) announced that Ryleigh Hernando has been named the 2021 FMPR Scholar and received a $1,000 college scholarship.

Hernando graduated from Kaua`i High School and was active in Key Club, taiko drumming, Japanese Club, the National Honor Society, the Hui Ho`okipa Program, the Academy of Hospitality and Tourism, the Filipino Club, and band.  She received numerous honors and awards during her high school career.

Hernando is attending Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University in Beppu, Japan to study business administration. Hernando notes, “Learning different ways of business is crucial as I return to Kaua`i to help my diverse community. I hope to present great business ethics in our community to successfully achieve our goals among many cultures.”

“Ryleigh has a deep honor for the sacrifices her family has made to achieve a better life and a love for the Kaua`i community.  We are confident that she will return to Kaua`i one day to lead us into the future,” says Joy Miura Koerte, partner with FMPR.

“Coming from a family who immigrated from the Philippines to Hawai`i for a better life, hard work and discipline was a part of their daily routine. I will carry that same spirit as I embark on my new journey to college, working hard while intermingling with many people,” Hernando says.

“Ryleigh has a heart for business and the grit and determination to do well in school and life.  We are excited to follow her success,” says Jenny Fujita, FMPR partner.

FMPR Scholars are chosen based on several key criteria: they are Kaua`i or Pennsylvania residents and students who are pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees; are interested in owning or working for a small business and/or home-based business; engaged in entrepreneurial activities; intend to come home to and pursue their livelihoods in their local communities after undergraduate or graduate school; are engaged in community service and wish to advance their local community after college; have proven intellectual and academic achievements; show integrity of character and an interest in helping others; and have the ability to lead and the motivation to use their talents to the fullest.

Fujita & Miura Public Relations is a full service communications consulting firm located on Kaua`i, Hawai`i and in the Greater Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania. Since 2000, FMPR has been providing strategic advice and services to businesses and nonprofit organizations to help them achieve their goals.

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