Waha Nui

Carol Chang
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December 28, 2011 - MidWeek The Islander
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Angela Britten

Castle High alumna Beatrice “Tippe” Morlan is a fullfledged author at age 21. A USC graduate and now master’s degree student at BYU, Beatrice co-authored the book Thais in Los Angeles. It’s available from amazon.com and will tell you, and show you, everything you want to know about Thai Town in L.A.

Beatrice is the daughter of a Thai immigrant mother and a Caucasian father ... Angela Britten of Kailua is the new development director for Hawaii Theatre Center, bringing plenty of marketing experience to the job. Angela’s also a paddler with Kailua Canoe Club ...

Kaisah Kaaihili of St. Anthony School in Kailua has won the District 50 Peace Poster contest ($300), with Pali Lions Club as her sponsor. Stay tuned for how Kaisah does in the Lions International level, with the theme “Children Know Peace” ...

Senior basketball player Sam Spengler of Le Jardin Academy is one of two state winners in the Wendy’s High School Heisman Award Program for 2011. It honors students who “embody the Heisman spirit of hard work and dedication through their outstanding achievements in athletics, academics and community/school leadership.” Sam won a silver medal, a Heisman patch and $50 Wendy’s gift card ...

Terry Ogimi

Jan and Judy Dill paid an emotional visit to St. Mark Lutheran School with Gail Omoto recently. The three collaborated on the 2007 book Kai, the Opihi Gets the Point, which Judy read to a student assembly at the school her five children once attended ... Terry Ogimi of Kaneohe has rejoined Graham Builders, this time as a project manager. He started with the company as a carpenter foreman in 1999. Terry also coaches plenty of youth baseball teams ...

Kaneohe singer Brianna Abregano landed a principal role in the DisneyWorld show, Spirit of Aloha, now playing in the park’s Animal Kingdom. Brianna, a 2011 Kamehameha graduate, also won the 2010 Hawaii Brown Bags competition ...

Not only has Warren Stenberg jazzed up his website, the Kailua artist spotted his 2009 painting, “Mt. Olomana, Waimanalo Backroads View,” in several scenes of The Descendants (perched on George Clooney‘s living room wall)

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