Those who served are remembered, honored by ROTC university scholarship

| September 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Alan K. Hoe
Lt. Nainoa Hoe Scholarship of Honor

 
SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — The University of Hawaii’s Army ROTC program is known as the “Warrior Battalion,” having earned that singular distinction following the attack on Pearl Harbor when its cadets were activated, and this historic legacy is shared each year with a new generation of cadets.

 

Retired general in civies congratulates uniformed cadet.

UH-Manoa Army ROTC Cadet Eric Agluba is congratulated by retired Lt. Gen. Frank Wiercinski, former commander of USARPAC, Aug. 28.

 

Cadet Eric Agluba received the 8th annual Lt. Nainoa Hoe Scholarship of Honor award, Aug. 28, during a ceremony at the Lt. Nainoa Hoe Mission Training Complex-Hawaii, here.
The scholarship is based on the academic, athletic and leadership skills of a cadet who has exhibited a commitment to public service while serving in a Hawaii high school Junior ROTC program.
“I am honored to receive this year’s scholarship and to serve as an ambassador for Lt. Nainoa Hoe’s legacy,” said Agluba. “I am grateful to the Brian Laviolette Scholarship Foundation and Mr. Dawson, whose generosity honors Nainoa Hoe’s legacy each year.”
The $1,000 scholarship and a silver medallion were endowed by Waimanalo businessman Ohelo Kaopio under the Wisconsin-based Brian LaViolette Scholarship Foundation. The foundation was created in 1992 in the name of Brian LaViolette to recognize academic achievement, leadership and community involvement — personal qualities of its
namesake.
A junior at the UH-Manoa campus, Agluba is pursuing a degree in microbiology with the goal of earning a commission in the Army’s Medical Service Corps to eventually  become an Army physician. He graduated from Saint Louis High School, where he excelled in the National Honor Society and its JROTC program.
“The Saint Louis JROTC Crusader Battalion provided opportunities that no other typical high school class could offer, such as rappelling, rope bridging, basic rifle marksmanship and land navigation,” said Agluba.
Former U.S. Army-Pacific commander, retired Lt. Gen. Frank Wiercinski, presented the scholarship.

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