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Carol Chang
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June 30, 2010 - MidWeek The Islander
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Baby Dolphin

The national College for Every Student program has awarded Allyson Ijima (Castle 2010) its inaugural Steven Barett Award for a student “who has overcome significant obstacles on the path to college.” Ally rose from a likely dropout to outstanding peer mentor and leader at Castle High. She’ll attend KCC in the fall and plans on earning a four-year degree ...

The votes are in, and topping the Hawaii public library system’s “most-borrowed” list for June are fiction and pop: The Pelican Brief by John Grisham (book), Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (DVD), and HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I - Michael Jackson (CD) ... Kailua fireworks fans should know they can get a free fireworks bumper sticker if they walk their donation into the Kailua Information Center right now, courtesy of the Chamber of Commerce ...

Daisy Lee Carinio of Kaneohe made the spring dean’s list at Ashland University in Ohio where she is majoring in social work ... Hawaii Rotary Youth Foundation has awarded $5,000 scholarships to Danielle Galveso of Kailua High and Marvelyn Santeco of Kahuku High. Danielle will attend HPU, and Marvelyn plans to study at BYU-Hawaii ...

Congratulations to attorney Emi Morita Kaimuloa of Kaneohe and Punahou chief information officer Wendi Kamiya of Hakipuu. They are among Pacific Business News’ 40 Under 40 awardees for leadership in business and the community ...

Born to Kaleo and the prolific Laka on Feb. 27, the new male Atlantic bottlenose dolphin at Sea Life Park needs a name, and operations manager John Elkington is asking for the public’s help. Think of a great name by Aug. 31 and send it to sealifeparkhawaii.com/baby. Dolphin-viewing tours already are under way. “Both mother and calf are doing well,” John adds. “They are happy, and everything suits them - their living conditions, the quantity and quality of food, and the love and attention of our staff” ...

Kainalu Elementary could sure use a Ping-Pong table for its sixth-graders to enjoy after school. Got ‘em? Call Community Helping Schools at 263-6703 ... National American Miss Jr. Pre-Teen Queen AmberAduja of Kaneohe was in the Kamehameha Day parade, surrounded by 275 ti leaves and numerous tropical blossoms, all counted and carefully inserted onto her float by Mom and friends

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