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Carol Chang
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September 23, 2009 - MidWeek The Islander
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Joyce Bellino

Puohala Elementary student Tatyana Kahaulelio has been accepted into the People to People World Leadership Forum, set for Oct. 5-10 in Washington, D.C., where she’ll study, tour, share and meet with the capital’s movers and shakers ... Speaking of global connections, by the time Castle High’s Save Darfur campaign ended last semester, Lesley Mace‘s social studies students had collected from colleagues, faculty and others more than $1,000 - double last year’s total, Lesley says. It will go to the Save Darfur Coalition, which campaigns worldwide against the genocide in Sudan ...

Closer to home, Dave Kowalczyk of Roger Dunn Golf Shops is offering a Chromax metallic golf ball as the hole-in-one prize on Tuesday nights at Bay View Mini-Putt. And there’s more. Call him at 234-7100 ... Joyce Bellino has been named Kailua and Kalaheo complex area superintendent for the DOE, moving over from her job as principal at Kapunahala ... Look for Castle High’s band and Marine Corps JROTC in the Aloha Festival parade Saturday ... Malia Paresa of Ahuimanu made the spring dean’s list at USC, where she’s just begun her junior year as a biology major ...

Kaneohe physician Kalani Brady will accompany his Kalaupapa patients to the Oct. 11 canonization of Father Damien de Veuster in Rome. But before he goes, Kalani will discuss the history of the Molokai settlement at 12:30 p.m. Thursday in the education building auditorium at UH medical school (692-0897) ... Speaking of the Belgian priest, part-time Lanikai artist Michael Ives has created folk art serving trays plus a portrait of him, which you can see at his website, http://www.ivesart.com ...

Ethan Hottendorf

The recent Operation Homefront drive at Windward Mall amassed more than $500 and 16 garbage bags worth of island gifts and treats for deployed troops at Christmas. As Lt. Col. Jeff Hagan told Hawaii Marine, favorite items before he returned home from the desert were “flipflops, Ultimate Fighting magazine (with a story about BJ Penn), moist towelettes and macadamia nut chocolates” ...

Good news, waterbabies. The Windward YMCA’s heated swimming pool reopened earlier this month after a makeover ... Better take up engineering, folks. Ethan Hottendorf, a Pearl Harbor electronics mechanic apprentice from Kaneohe, has started fall semester at UHManoa. He’s being paid his regular salary by the shipyard while he pursues an electrical engineering degree full time. The shipyard also picks up the cost of tuition and books and guarantees him a higher job when he graduates. Ethan already has a related degree, but says this will “improve not only the shop but the entire engineering department” ...

Curves International has engineered a 30-day diet plan to get Windward wahine back in shape, launching it on Sept. 30, which is National Women’s Health and Fitness Day. To check it out, call Marilyn Creek of Curves Kaneohe at 236-6188 or Judith Knutson of Curves Kahuku at 293-4400 ... It’s no surprise to learn that Le Jardin’s athletic director Reed Olaso loves movies about sports. High on his list are Remember the Titans and Hoosiers - and for good balance, he also likes Romeo and Juliet, plus a few crime flicks

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