|1) Michael Franz Ramel Sibayan
COURSE: B.S. Architecture
UNIVERSITY: Woodbury University
HIGH SCHOOL: Moanalua High School
graduated Cum Laude from the Moanalua High School in 2009.
He was granted a scholarship merit award from Woodbury
University in Burbank, California where he is currently
enrolled as a freshman in Architecture. An active leader in
high school, Michael was involved in JROTC community service
activities, and volunteered with the
St. Philomena School Youth.
During graduation, he was a recipient of the Moanalua
High School and Career Development scholarship,
Burger King scholarship, Hawaii Wall and Ceiling
Industry Association scholarship, and the Masons’ Union
Local 1 scholarship.
confident that he possesses the qualities to be an Architect
one day, the drive to face the challenges, and the passion to
make things work better.
Michael loves to dance and do some acting.
His proud parents are Frank and Marilyn Sibayan.
2) Elvine Philip Pineda II
COURSE: B.S. Mechanical Engineering
UNIVERSITY: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
HIGH SCHOOL: Damien High School
is a 3rd year B.S. Mechanical Engineering student at the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge.
This will be his 3nd year as a FALEA
valedictorian from Damien Memorial High School, Elvine has
consistently proven himself to be a first-rate student,
genuine leader, and excels in tasks requiring creativity and
teamwork. At MIT, he has a passion for developing highly
original machines and robots, was awarded 3rd place
in the 2009 MIT Spring Robotic Design Competition. He recently
represented MIT in the 2009 Robocon International Design
Competition in Japan and won 1st Place. He is also
active in the MIT Filipino Students Association, the MIT
Hawaii Club, the MIT House Committee, and the REX Chair.
Besides fulfilling his academic requirements, Elvine is a
Research Assistant with the MIT Robotic Mobility Group.
He is 20 years old and the son of Philip and Elvi
3) Marc Jon Miguel Ragasa
COURSE: B.S. Civil Engineering
UNIVERSITY: Colorado State University (Fort Collins)
HIGH SCHOOL: Baldwin High School
Marc is a 4rth year Civil Engineering student with minor in
Construction Management at the Colorado State University, with
minor in Construction Management.
This will be his 3rd year as a FALEA
Marc is self-motivated, independent, cordial and a
people person. While attending college, Marc is a member of
the American Society of Civil Engineers,
the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS),
and the Engineers Without Border, besides being in the
volleyball team. He
has an active leadership involvement in the Grace Christian
Church at the Colorado State University.
Marc’s commitment and dedication to community service
is a testament of his personal commitment to make things better for others and he does it with
character and integrity.
Marc is 21 years
old and the son of Crisanto and Ramona Ragasa
from Wailuku, Maui.
4) Jovenard Angelo Mapanao
COURSE: General Engineering
UNIVERSITY: University of the Pacific (Stockton)
HIGH SCHOOL: Univesity of Hawaii Lab School
the UH Laboratory School in May 2009, Jovenard is currently
enrolled as a freshman in Exploratory Engineering at the
University of the Pacific – Stockton, California. During high school, Jovenard demonstrated his aptitude for
the arts as well as sciences as a member of the:
Physics Olympics Team, Marine Science Bowl Team, Visual
Arts Program, and participated in the school’s arts design
contest, besides being involved in the ILH League Canoe
Paddling. He has also been active as a choir member of the ULS
Select Choir. He
gained honors in the National Arts Program Hawaii – First
Place Teen Category, and was a gold recipient in the
Scholastics Art Competition. His experience in volunteering
at various community
activities has gained him valuable communication and social
skills. He is
currently a member
of the University of the Pacific’s
Hawaii Club, Kilusang
Pilipino, and the Filipino Club of UOP.
His proud parents are Joey and Angie.
5) John Paolo Soriano
COURSE: B.S. Architecture
UNIVERSITY: University of Hawaii (Manoa)
HIGH SCHOOL: Manila, Philippines
This is John’s
second term as a FALEA scholar.
He is currently enrolled as a 2nd year
Architecture student at the University of Hawaii in Manoa. He
has a commitment “to share his educational journey by way of
teaching in the university someday”.
John is hardworking, very creative and does extremely
well in design. Currently,
he is a member of the American Institute of Architecture
Students (UH), and
continues to do volunteer work for the UH School of
Architecture, the American Institute of Architecture, among
others. John Paolo is very focused and dedicated to his chosen
career. He is the
son of Jimmy and Sonia Soriano.