Tagnawa 

Early College Learning Center

Open: Monday - Friday 3:00 - 6:00 PM   

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Tagnawa Meaning 

An Ilocano word that expresses the concept of a community coming together to accomplish a goal.  The meaning embodies the idea of family, community, strength through unity and hard work is all embedded in Tagnawa. 

Vision and Mission 

To increase college and career readiness by providing lower-income youth, first-generation college goers, English language learners, student of color, and other underserved populations in higher education with accelerated learning opportunities and Early College classes - at no cost to the student. 

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Allurie Almogela

Contact:

vaalmogela@waipahuh.k12.hi.us

 

College Attending:

University of Hawaii at Mānoa

Major:

Political Science c/o 2022

Quote:

"There is always a light at the end of the tunnel"

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Daniel Quiamas

Contact: dquiamas@waipahuh.k12.hi.us

 

College Attending:

University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

Major:

BEd Secondary Education, Mathematics

Quote:

"Always do your best, but don't forget to destress"

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Diana Castaneda (she/her) - Ms./Mx Castaneda

Contact: vdcastaneda@waipahuh.k12.hi.us

 

Earned: 

B.A. Astronomy (UH Manoa)

College Attending:

The University of Hawaii at Manoa

Major:

MEd Curriculum Studies

Quote:

"It's a sad song/We keep singing even so" - Hadestown

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Emily Maluyo

Contact: 

vemmaluyo@waipahuh.k12.hi.us

 

College Attending:

University of Hawai‘i at West O'ahu

Major:

BAS in Health Information Management 

BA Public Administration -Healthcare

Quote: 

"You only fail when you stop trying"

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Elizabeth Jane Maluyo (She/Her)

Contact: velmaluyo@waipahuh.k12.hi.us

 

College Attended:

University of Hawaii at West O'ahu

Major:

BAS in Health Professions

Pre-Medical Track

Quote:

"Dreams don't work unless you do"

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Gian Carlo Tapec Langaman

Contact: 

vglangaman@waipahuh.k12.hi.us

 

College Attending:

University of Hawaii at Manoa

Major:

Electrical Engineering

Quote: 

"No one is perfect, that's why pencils have erasers."

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Hollie Rader (She/Her)

Contact: vhrader@waipahuh.k12.hi.us

 

College Attending:

University of Hawaii at Manoa

Major:

BA IS in Peace and Conflict Resolution 

BA in Political Science

Quote: 

"Have the audacity to dream big and make it a reality"

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Jane Pascual

Contact: 

vjpascual@waipahuh.k12.hi.us

 

College Attending:

University of Hawaii at Manoa

Major:

Dental Hygiene

AA in Liberal Arts

Quote: 

"The best way out is always through"

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Laura Daclison

Contact: 

vldaclison@waipahuh.k12.hi.us

College Attending:

University of Hawaii at Manoa​

Major:

BEd Secondary Ed - General Science

Quote:

"Everyone is capable of learning everything and anything"

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Lynette Gaoiran (She/Her)

Contact: 

vlgaoiran@waipahuh.k12.hi.us

 

College Attended:

University of Hawaii - West Oahu

 

Major:

BAS in Health Profession - Pre-Med

Quote: 

"Every accomplishment started with the decision to try."

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Jesstine Kahauolopua

Contact:

vjkahauolopua@waipahuh.k12.hi.us

College Attending:

University of Hawaii at Manoa

Major:

Psychology; Minor in Philosophy; Law & Society

Quote: 

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Sagan Kurose (She/Her)

Contact: vskurose@waipahuh.k12.hi.us

 

College Attending:

University of Hawaii at Manoa

Major:

Biochemistry

Quote:

"It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop"

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Shanti Mohanan

Contact:

vsmohanan@waipahuh.k12.hi.us

 

College Attending:

University of Hawaii at Manoa

Major:

Chinese

AA Liberal Arts 

Quote:

"It's not that I am so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer." - Einsten

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Dr.Courtney Choy

Contact: 

vcochoy@waipahuh.k12.hi.us

 

College Attended:

Brown University

Major:

Epidemiology

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Alex Cadiente

Contact: 

ecacadiente@waipahuh.k12.hi.us

 

College Attending:

Honolul Community College

Major:

Architecture & Construction Management

Quote:

"We don't make mistakes, we make adjustments"
 

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Alicia Acosta (She/Her)

Contact: 

ecaacosta@waipahuh.k12.hi.us

 

College Attending:

University of Hawaii at Manoa

Major:

Biology

Quote: 

"Success is not final, Failure is not fatal: it is she courage to continue that counts."

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Cielo Carnate (She/Her)

Contact:

ececarnate@waipahuh.k12.hi.us

 

College Attending:

University of Hawaii at Manoa

Major:

Biology (Pre-Med) 

Quote:

"I think, therefore I am"

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Chantelle Nartatez (She/Her)

Contact: 

eccnartatez@waipahuh.k12.hi.us

 

Earned:

 AS in Natural Science at LCC

College Attending:

University of Hawaii at Manoa

Major:

BS in Biochemistry

Quote: 

"Once you know what failure feels like, determination chases success."

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Dominick Quiamas

Contact: 

ecdquiamas@waipahuh.k12.hi.us

 

College Attending:

Honolul Community College

Major:

Welding Technology

Quote:

"If you believe, you can achieve"
 

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Chelsea Nartatez (She/Her)

Contact: 

ecchnartatez@waipahuh.k12.hi.us

 

Earned: 

AS in Natural Science (Biological Science) at LCC

College Attending:

University of Hawaii at Manoa

Major:

BS in Biochemistry

Quote: 

"When your life is against you, always have grit and keep moving forward"

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Leila Fernandez

Contact: 

vlfernandez@waipahuh.k12.hi.us

 

Earned: 

AA Liberal Arts (LCC, 2020)

College Attending:

The University of Hawaii at Manoa

Major:

Nursing

Quote: