Waha Nui

Carol Chang
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July 06, 2011 - MidWeek The Islander
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Leonevie Mabiog

Congratulations to Kaneohe musician Ledward Kaapana, just named a 2011 National Heritage Fellowship recipient (with a $25,000 award) for “artistic excellence and efforts to preserve their culture.” (We knew that!) Ledward will attend the concert and awards ceremony in September in Maryland ...

Olomana School science teacher Elizabeth Frilles attended the Honeywell Educators @ Space Academy program on a scholarship recently in Huntsville, Alabama, experiencing intensiveness, real-life astronaut training to better her classroom adventures. She was the only Hawaii teacher this year ...

Kailua’s Reyn Halford has a part in Diamond Head Theatre’s summer musical Hairspray, which opens July 15 (733-0274) ... Pacific University in Oregon lists Kailua’s Lacey Chong and Kaneohe’s Katherine Sakumoto on its spring dean’s list ... Visit the Valerie Joseph Boutique at Ala Moana Center between now and Sept. 1 and you can help Community Helping Schools while shopping for special bargains. The Summer Surprise for School Supplies drive plans many activities and promotions at the shop for the Kailua-based nonprofit, and each $5 you give to the cause awards you a $25 value plus a chance to win a free dress (9425258) ...

Sandy Onizuka

Kaneohe resident Leonevie Marie Mabiog was named the 2011 Miss Oahu Filipina last month. She also won the swimsuit and speech categories and is studying civil and criminal justice in college ... Next time you see Gregg Montgomery selling Hurricane Popcorn at Windward Mall, ask him about Honolulu’s other great foods. The versatile Gregg is a driver and guide for Hole in the Wall Hawaii Food Tours in town, where one is treated to everything from baked manapua to Spam musubi and malassadas (926-3663) ...

Kailua’s Sandy Onizuka is the new tech support manager for Hawaii State FCU, making her responsive for planning and development of IT services statewide. She recently did similar work for American Savings Bank ... Kailua’s Samuel Sherwood has graduated from Massachusetts Maritime Academy with a degree in marine transportation


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