Waha Nui

Carol Chang
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June 28, 2006 - MidWeek The Islander
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Theater veteran Andrew Meader of Kailua is producing Mobster in the Men’s Room, the next Murder Mystery Players show set for Dave & Busters July 15-Aug. 26 ... Kailua artist Linda Oszajca has received the Tom Adams Award, which recognizes teachers for their “Good Idea Grant” projects. Linda works with students at Jarrett Middle School in Palolo ... Windward Community College student Jonathan Oshiro has been selected for a one-year exchange program with Aichi University in Japan. Jonathan is a linguistics student ... Speaking of linguistics and other things Hawaiian, Kailua’s Elsie Kawo Durante is one of three honored at the recent Native Hawaiian Education Association Conference for her dedication to the DOE’s school kupuna program ...

Castle High graduates Kyle Kanaeholo (infielder) and Jeff Syrop (pitcher) are both playing on the Hawaii Island Movers summer team, which is currently on a month-long road trip in Japan ... He’s not exactly sticking his finger in the dike, but Kailua’s William Wanner can tell you plenty about the Ala Wai emergency sewage-bypass work. William is project manager for M & E Pacific Engineering, the firm that’s putting the mile-long pipe in the canal ... Airman Katherine Ernst (Kalaheo ‘98, WCC ‘05) has graduated from the Air Traffic Control Operations apprentice course at Keesler AFB, Miss. ... Eastern Washington University has listed two Windward students on its winter - and they mean winter there - dean’s list: Shantel Kaululaau of Kahuku and Scott Sato of Kaneohe ... Joshua Uelese (Kailua ‘01) has graduated from Army basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C. ... The Windward AAUW chapter recently honored one of its most dedicated members, Flo Hayslip. She has held nearly every office, attended every luncheon, interest group, board meeting and excursion. “You name it, Flo has done it,” declares member Mary Gomes ...

Flo Hayslip
Flo Hayslip

Faced with the possible closure of their performing arts studio in Aikahi (see story on this page), Judie and Derrick Lee also are dealing with weather-related issues at home. They moved to Kualoa this spring, during the floods ... Raymond Karelitz (see story on page 4) has published so many books on how to take SAT tests, that he needs a whole house to store them. The instructor has moved to Kaneohe, but his books are still in a Kailua cottage next to his mom’s place. “She likes it because I visit her, too,” Ray says ... Christopher Kobayashi of Kaneohe has won the $1,500 Bill Gee and Monte Ito Scholarship Award for “outstanding achievements and/or potential in journalism and a sincere appreciation of golf.” Chris is a journalism and English major at the University of Northern Colorado and is an avid golfer, making all-OIA second team honors in two seasons.

David Ishii presented the award at his fund-raising golf tourney June 8 ... Speaking of sports, Kenneth Ching of Hauula has “czeched in” with an update on grandson Tony Ching, a UH volleyball All-American now with the pro team Danzas Ostrava, which won the Czech Republic title. It’s obvious he’s doing well. Here’s a report from the website: “Uz dr ive smlouvy v klubu prodlouz ili smec ar Tony Ching a blokar Jir i Cerha. Nove i druhy z americky ch smec ar u Ryan Burrow. Ching ma ale ve smlouve klauzuli, z e zu stane jen v pr ipade, z e Ostravs ti budou hrat Ligu mistru” ... “Nui” of Grumpy’s Customs in Kailua goes up against “Noah O’Geen” of Maui Sunday in a biker build-off during the Paradise Bikefest at Kapiolani Community College, sponsored by Hawaiian Chopper magazine (550-8457) ... The 2005 DreamMakeoverHawaii show has won a bronze award at the 26th annual Telly Awards. Many of executive producer AnnMarie Manzulli‘s team last year, as well as the dream lady herself, Marisa Burgess-Suntheimer, are Windward residents

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