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Chanel Alarca

21-year-old Chanel Alarca has been with KCC since 2015, aiming for a major in Hospitality and Tourism. From Kalihi, she works as a Hoʻokele Success peer mentor at KCC and as a check-in agent for the Norwegian Cruise Ship down at Pier 2 cruise terminal. Last year, she was a Liholiho scholarship winner.

In her free time, she enjoys activities such as hiking, playing ukulele, and making friends with other people. One of her favorite pastimes is playing board games with family and friends. 

You can usually find her above Subway at the Hoʻokele Help Desk, greeting visitors with a large smile.

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Cara Pairmore

Cara Pairmore is a 22 year old student majoring in natural sciences. She was born in Georgia, but moved to O‘ahu several years ago from North Carolina because her father is stationed at Schofield. She plans to transfer to UH Hilo next semester.

Cara likes painting, hiking, and reading. You can usually find her doodling in her notebooks, the artwork matching the subjects she is taking notes on. She’s currently working towards achieving a sustainability certificate because she also enjoys nature.

“I feel very fortunate to be able to finish out my college career in such a culturally and biologically diverse place that has such a strong focus on conservation and sustainability,” she said.

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