Maunakea Observatories suprises Waipahu High senior with scholarship

Courtesy photo Mary Beth Laychak, outreach manager at the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope, left, poses with Jean Claude (JC) Dumaslan as he is awarded the Hokuala Scholarship Award Wednesday.

On Wednesday, Waipahu High School senior Jean Claude (JC) Dumaslan became the second recipient of the $10,000 Hokuala Scholarship Award. A surprise during the July Maunakea Speaker Series, in which Dumaslan presented his leading-edge research enabled by the Maunakea Scholars Program, the funds will go toward his University of Hawaii at Manoa tuition as he pursues his astronomy degree.