The application for the 2013 Fujita & Miura Public Relations (FMPR) Scholarship, which will award one $1,000 scholarship each to a Kauai student and a Pennsylvania student pursuing their bachelor’s or graduate degree, is available now. The application submission deadline is March 30, 2013. Download the application here or at www.fmpr.net. We encourage all eligible students to apply.
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It’s that time of the year when people start delivering their holiday cards, gifts and well-wishes for the new year. And every year, it seems to be a struggle when it comes to figuring out what you are going to give or send. When you feel like you have exhausted every option out there, do you ask yourself, “what can I do differently this year?” Read the rest of this entry »
In the last few months, our nation has experienced a handful of major natural disasters. Hurricane Sandy swept through the Eastern and Midwestern states causing devastation and leaving people without power for days and even weeks. It caused damages of at least $20 billion to businesses, families and communities. We also had one scare pretty close to home in Hawaii. A powerful 7.7 magnitude earthquake occurring off the west coast of Canada spurred a tsunami warning in Hawaii the weekend prior to Halloween. At that time of the year, natural disasters are more abundant, which begs the question: Is your business prepared for a natural disaster crisis? Read the rest of this entry »
Fujita & Miura Public Relations has announced that Nicole Rapozo of Kaua`i and Louis Herbst of Pennsylvania are the 2012 Fujita & Miura Public Relations’ (FMPR) Scholars.
Sixteen-year-old Nicole Rapozo of Kaua`i graduated a year early from Kapa`a High School this May with a 3.7 GPA. The daughter of Mel and Patsy Rapozo, Nicole is the author of a book of quotes entitled, “Inspiration, Motivation, Change,” the
proceeds of which she will use to begin a foundation to benefit children and single parents. Once she completes one year at Kaua`i Community College, she will transfer to a mainland college and major in psychology, to eventually pursue her doctorate and a career serving families and children.
“I enjoy community service and helping children and families. I intend to use my education and my passion for community service to pursue a career that make a positive difference in the lives of all the people I serve,” says Rapozo.
Louis Herbst is a middle school instructor as well as the Athletic Director and Summer Camp and After School Enrichment Program Director for United Friends School. Herbst has a bachelor’s degree in history and education, summa cum laude and will begin pursuing his master’s degree in educational leadership from the University of Pennsylvania this summer. He is enrolled in the Friends Council on Education Leadership Institute, where he will engage in a two-year action research leadership project.
“My goal is to become the head of a Friends School. I see an education through Penn’s independent school leadership program as an amazing opportunity to reflect and challenge myself. As a Quaker, I am committed to the conflict resolution and decision making processes that guide not just Friends Schools but many independent schools. I feel it necessary to be part of a program that understands these challenges and processes. More than anything, I desire to be a reflective leader that hears all, fosters teachers’ passions, and places the students first,” says Herbst. Read the rest of this entry »
“The trouble with talking too fast is you may say something you haven’t thought of yet.”
- Ann Landers
Thinking before speaking seems obvious but most people don’t do it consistently. We have become a society of blurting out things without regard for the consequences. We see it in politics when politicians put their foot in their mouth in front of a news camera. We see it in the grocery store when impatient people berate the cashier. We see it at public hearings when people yell out their opinions. We see it in high-drama reality TV shows and think, “Can you believe she said that?” Read the rest of this entry »
Have you ever been caught up in a drama with family, friends or co-workers? Those incidents usually boil down to what someone told so-and-so about someone else who told the next person, and so on. In the midst of it, you feel like you’re back in high school, where everyone is acting pouty and impulsive. One of the reasons we celebrated our high school graduations was to be done with those shenanigans! Read the rest of this entry »
In the next few months, teenagers from all over Kaua’i and Pennsylvania will be receiving acceptance letters from colleges and their parents will begin preparing to have empty nests. It will be an exciting time for many, and for some, a time of apprehension. Students will wonder what the new school year at college brings for them in terms of academic challenges and social situations. Parents will wonder how they will pay tuition, especially in this challenging economy. But still, those who have the opportunity to pursue higher education will find a way. Fujita & Miura Public Relations would like to join those families investing in education by awarding one $1,000 scholarship each to a Kaua’i and a Pennsylvania student pursuing their bachelor’s degree or a graduate degree. Read the rest of this entry »
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