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Schatz Selects 15 for Schatz Seniors Internship Program

Internship Provides Hands-On Learning For Hawai‘i High School Seniors

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i) announced today the selection of 15 outstanding Hawai‘i high school students to participate in this year’s Schatz Seniors Internship Program. This year’s class represents eight public and seven private schools on Hawai‘i Island, Kauai, Maui, and Oahu.

“Our Schatz Seniors are some of the most active and community-engaged high school students in our state,” Senator Schatz said.  “I look forward to working with this year’s class as they continue to develop useful civic leadership skills that they can apply in their schools and communities.”

The Schatz Seniors internship program provides a hands-on opportunity to high school seniors interested in learning about the U.S. Senate. Students will work with Honolulu outreach staff and help to identify issues of interest in their schools and communities. They also attend and staff special events co-hosted by Senator Schatz. As part of the program, all students must maintain a 2.0 GPA. Interns were selected based on their community involvement, diversity of interests, and demonstrated leadership qualities.

Selected high school students participating in this year’s Schatz Seniors Internship Program:

Hawai‘i Island

Shevalyn Yamaguchi (Pahoa), Kamehameha Schools Hawai‘i

Michael Note (Kamuela), Parker School


Kate MacHorek (Kalaheo), Kauai High School


Casey Sales-Salcedo (Kihei), Henry Perrine Baldwin High School

Mikayla Lau (Wailuku), Kamehameha Schools Maui


Adrien Magpoc (Kapolei), American Renaissance Academy

Kenneth Go (Honolulu), Damien Memorial School

Terry Lam, (Honolulu), ‘Iolani School

Luc Lavatai (Mililani), ‘Iolani School

Hannah Miller (Laie), Kahuku High and Intermediate School

Sharissa Miyasato (Honolulu), Henry J. Kaiser High School

Jordan Bell (Waianae), Kapolei High School

Oliana Moe (Waianae), Admiral Arthur W. Radford High School

Aina Katsikas (Honolulu), Sacred Hearts Academy

Kiana Paakaula-Reis (Waialua), Waialua High and Intermediate School

Applications for next year’s Schatz Seniors Internship Program will be available at in August 2015. High school principals and counselors are welcome to request a presentation for their future seniors interested in participating in the internship program.  Please contact the Honolulu Office of Senator Schatz at (808) 523-2061 for more information.