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Carol Chang
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May 27, 2009 - MidWeek The Islander
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Lauriann Broad

Aregistered nurse and U.S. Navy commander from Kaaawa and Kaneohe, Lauriann Mahealani Broad is currently in the Caribbean on a humanitarian mission with a fleet of medical personnel to help needy residents in Antigua, Barbuda, Cartagena and Panama. Her day job is with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs as a clinical care coordinator for the homeless ...

Music director Tim Carney of Kailua has a busy weekend ahead with the Hawaii Vocal Arts Ensemble. They will perform American Voices (from six composers) at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 4 p.m.

Sunday at the Mystical Rose Oratory at Chaminade (550-8457) ... Castle High seniors Ashley Duarte-Smith and Samantha Nakahira have received $1,000 grants from the Han Chew Hee Art Scholarship competition. Ashlie already has put her passion for art to work by designing, coordinating and fundraising for the colorful and new senior class mural on Building K. Look for it as you pass the school on K-Bay Drive, between the playcourts and the theater ...


Have you seen a pretty, sandy-colored mixed pit bull puppy with blue eyes in Kailua who answers to “Hoku” or “Nala”? She vanished from the front yard of the family home, at Kaiemi Street off of Oneawa, at 2 p.m. May 18. Call Pamakani Lopez at 687-1029 ... Windward principals Lanelle Hibbs (Kailua El.) and Mitchell Otani (Kaneohe El.) each received $1,000 and a commemorative plaque last month from the Island Insurance Foundation, which honors public school leaders each year. They also were recognized May 20 at a banquet for all 12 honorees for excellence in leadership ...

Kalaheo High’s Navy JROTC program is getting noticed big time this year, too, having finished in the top 10 percent nationally among the Navy’s JROTC programs. Designated the No. 1 unit in a region of 62 units, the cadets also won three Hawaii triathlons, three of four major drill competitions and saw seniors Arin Nunes and Gabriela Espino win academy prep school scholarships and Brendan Tourek win a full JROTC scholarship. A salute to leaders Henry Van Oss and Jose Colon ...

Adam LeFebvre

Speaking of the Mustangs, some students get a handshake and their names in the paper, but at Kalaheo, teens with perfect attendance during third quarter were served Coldstone Cupcakes by PTSA president (and former Mustang) Ray Benzing ... Kaneohe’s Adam LeFebvre won a video camera for placing first in Clark University’s inaugural Clark Voices Student Video Contest for his spoof Call Yourself a Clarkie. Adam is a communications major at the

Jenna Frowein

Massachusetts college and will be the next program manager for CNN (that’s Clark Cable Network, by the way). His proud mom is city parks staffer Martha McDaniel (She was at Ho’omaluhia, now at Hanauma Bay) ... Kaneohe gymnast Jenna Frowein, 15, earned a medal May 16 at the Junior Olympic National Women’s Gymnastic Championship in Puyallup, Wa. Jenna, who trains with Hawaiian Island Twisters, earned the fourth highest score on the Uneven Bar in the Junior C division ...

Kailua High graduate Lisa Nakamichi, now an internationally acclaimed pianist, will direct the Aloha International Piano Festival June 6 and 13 here, as well as perform in its free community concert at 2 p.m. June 7 at the Hawaii Convention Center (428-1625). Lisa founded the festival in 2006

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