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Waipahu student leads the way for peers, earning college degree at 18

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    Rovy Anne Dipaysa listened to classmates Monday at Waipahu High School in her AP Statistics class taught at Waipahu High School.

  • COURTESY OF ROVY ANNE DIPAYSA

    Dipaysa’s son, Marvy Rhed Aguilar, pictured above right, accompanied her to a leadership conference at Leeward Community College in June.

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    Rovy Anne Dipaysa will be the first person to earn her associates degree from Leeward Community College while she is still in high school at Waipahu High. She sits next to Janine Caliboso, middle, and Cherisse Guerrero, right, in her AP Statistics class.

  • COURTESY OF RAYMUND LIANES LIONGSON

    Rovy Anne Dipaysa lobbied at the Capitol in February in support of the Hawaii Promise scholarship program.

Rovy Anne Dipaysa with her broad smile and braces is leading the way for her peers as the first Early College student in Hawaii to earn her associate’s degree — halfway through her senior year in high school. Read more

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