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Carol Chang
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August 03, 2011 - MidWeek The Islander
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Kawika Kahiapo

Before the Pacific Golden Plovers return from Alaska, here are this year’s Golden Plover awards, given by the Windward Arts Council to outstanding contributors to Windward Community College’s annual literary journal, Rain Bird. They are writers Tashina Pinto and Beverly Webb, and artists Dane Hew Len and Sherrill Sturm ...

Congratulations to Windward Community FCU’s 2011 scholarship winners. Receiving $1,000 grants were Danielle Fergson of Kalaheo, Rachel Labella of Castle and Luis Valenzuela of Kailua High ... The late Henry Wong, once vice president of Kaneohe Ranch, was honored by Castle Medical Center recently when the hospital dedicated the Henry H. Wong Parking Arena. Henry donated the land in 1986 for what is now a much-needed space for employee parking ...

Kevin Chang (Castle 1990) just returned from a World Communities conservation leadership retreat at Knoll Farm in Vermont, funded in part by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs. The farm which also raises sheep and blueberries brings together leaders of different races, classes, professions and ideologies to “find shared purpose and renew their collective strength” ...

Award-winning singer and slack key artist Kawika Kahiapo does an encore performance at HPR’s Atherton studio at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 13. Make your reservations now to hear the deep, soft voice of this special Waimanalo minister (955-8821) ... Kahuku High’s Gabriella Henrie has received the National Merit Herbert A. Templeton Scholarship, announced recently by the National Merit Scholarship Program ...

Matthew Duarte of Kailua made the spring dean’s list at the University of Northern Colorado, while Kaneohe’s Annina Pearce and Sherilyn Tamagawa did the same at Scripps College in Claremont, Calif. ...

Kaaawa’s Thomas Williams earned his JD degree from College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Va. (That’s a lot of Williams) ... Hawaii National Bank moves this week from Hahani Street to Aulike Street right next to McDonalds. The old branch closes at 2 p.m. July 29, and the new one opens at 9 a.m. Aug. 1. Got that? ...

Seattle Pacific University just graduated three Kailua students: Nathaniel Tadashi Irvin, cum laude BS in computing sciences; Lara Mariko Rediger BA in English and Spencer Max Sutherland BA in global development studies

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