Hello, my name is Jadelyn Villegas and I am the daughter of Brandon Villegas. My father has been a proud member of Local 630 for 17 years now. I am from Big Island, Hawaii and just graduated from Kea’au High School as Valedictorian, Summa Cum Laude, with CTE Honors in both Health and Human Services Pathway and Public and Human Services Pathway, Academic Honors, Honors Diploma, AVID recognition, AVID Tutor recognition, Student Body Treasurer, with 12 college credits and a GPA above a 4.0. I was a part of the Yearbook club, HOSA club, Students Helping Students club, Blue Zones club, Peace for the Roots club, AVID club, KEY club and played girls basketball throughout high school. I also won an international 40 under 40 Citizen CPR award and a department award at my school for teaching hands-only CPR and AED use in the community. The DOE even uses my hands-only CPR and AED use video to teach their staff and students.

I want to say thank you to the OPCMIA Patrick D. Finley Scholarship Fund for awarding me this scholarship. I am incredibly grateful for your support as I pursue my goal of becoming a doctor. I will be attending University of Nevada, Las Vegas this upcoming Fall 2022 semester to major in Biological Sciences. I will then go to medical school to become a reproductive endocrinologist.