Waha Nui

Carol Chang
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June 24, 2009 - MidWeek The Islander
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Keoni Kilbey

Lucky music students at Windward Community School for Adults. Their teacher Noel Jaderstrom is one of seven Hawaii Adult Education Teachers of the Year, recognized June 3 for his “dedication to lifelong education and excellent contributions to community schools.” The retired band director conducts special-interest piano classes at the adult school, which I hear are highly sought-after and always full. I think they’ve all caught Noel’s passion for music ...

Speaking of learners, James Phee of Kaneohe has earned his BA from the College of William and Mary in Virginia, and another Kaneohe student, Kaikoa Kinoshita, graduated in exercise science/sports administration from Fort Lewis College in Colorado ... Elida Rodriguez has been named Kailua’s top sales adviser for lia sophia, a direct-sales fashion jewelry business (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)). ...

Judges of the recent Home Beautification contest for Olomana residents were so inspired by what they saw that one of them declared: “I’m going to go home and clean up my yard and garage area!” ... For one day, Kailua resident Keoni Kilbey became Kamehameha the Great, posing proudly on the King’s Float in the Kamehameha Day parade. He’s had good training in pageantry from riding as the page to his mother Loretta of Waikane in past parades, including her time as pa’u queen. In his day job, Keoni fights fires out of the Moanalua fire station, has his helicopter and airplane pilot’s license, and built his own house. Not bad for a king ...

Kaneohe Bay Shopping Center coaxed some good words out of area children in its “What I Have Learned from my Dad” essay contest. The top three tributes were from Haevyn-Joy Alviar of Puohala Elementary, Erin Carson of Iolani and Misty Ma’a of Kamehameha ...

Kiana Ahovelo

While in Normandy in early June for the 65th anniversary of D-Day, Kaneohe’s Zane Schlemmer, 84, was honored with other veterans and met President Barack Obama who told the story of Zane’s 82nd Airborne Division’s parachute landing on that fateful day in 1944. A retired real estate developer, Zane also brought tropical flowers for the graves of his fellow para-troopers and hoped to drop orchid blossoms over his landing site ...

Waimanalo Intermediate student Kiana Ahovelo was in New York June 13-14 to sing the national anthem at the Staten Island Irish Fair before a paying crowd of about 5,000. Kiana also has a CD out called Angel of the Islands (Staten and Oahu islands?) ... Kickboxers Pat Candeleria, Dean Henze and Jacob Smith of Smith Taekwondo & Pro-Sport Kickboxing Center in Kaneohe fight for Hawaii honor Saturday at Heavy Hitter VI in the Las Vegas Harley-Davidson Center ...

Hauula’s Ace Keoni Olszowka just earned his BS in computer science at Rocky Mountain College in Montana, doing it all in two-and-a-half years. And he’s already employed by a software company. Sister Jade, meanwhile, will be a sophomore at St. Martin’s College in Washington state, where she’s an RA and president of the Hawaiian Club this fall


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