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Carol Chang
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April 18, 2007 - MidWeek The Islander
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Kahuku Intermediate seventh-grader Gerrit DeWeese is one of three Hawaii winners in the Library of Congress Letters about Literature contest. He will read his essay (directed to Frederick Lenz, author of the snowboarding book Surfing the Himalayas) out loud in the lobby of the state library at 11:30 a.m.

Cindy Siok
Cindy Siok

April 28 during the Hawaii Center for the Book’s Award Ceremony ... Enchanted Lake fourth-grader Ryan Mambalek finished in the top 10 at the recent Hawaii Geography Bee and was one of its youngest competitors ... Castle High student Paul Iseri‘s entry, Outside Matsumoto, is one of three Oahu finalists in the 2007 Kaha Ki’i 2nd Congressional Art Contest. U.S. Rep. Mazie Hirono was to name the overall winner April 14 at Aloha Tower Marketplace where their works have been on display. Paul’s art teacher is Alicia Rogan ... Kailua Realtor Cindy Siok has earned the 100 percent Club Award from RE/MAX for the third year in a row and was recently honored at the company’s international convention in Atlanta ... Getting an update on Chaminade professor Lee Goff is always a kick. The forensic entomologist from Kaneohe travels the world snooping in places most would shun.

Mark Mitchell
Mark Mitchell

Why, just the other day, he and daughter Alana had a bonding moment or two in New Mexico, where Alana (a Castle graduate) toils in the medical examiner’s office. “We did an autopsy together,” says Lee, proudly ... Twenty-one of Jean Noguchi‘s King Intermediate art students are brightening up the Hawaii USA Federal Credit Union with their “exciting, colorful, funky and fabulous” artwork now through May 1 at Windward Mall. The theme is “Fish” ... Dr. Mark and Connie Mitchell are doing their part to help the needy.

Isaac Adams
Isaac Adams

Connie runs IHS, and Mark is CEO of Kahi Mohala, an official Medical Ethicist for the Islands, and was recently named president of the board for Ho’omau Ke Ola, the Hawaii Behavioral Health Coalition and the National Association of Rural Mental Health. And he still made time to renovate their Kaneohe home, all by himself ... Koolau Catering’s chef Jim Gillespie has a great buffet lunch planned for all you secretaries, ah, administrative professionals, on April 25. Tell your boss to book it now at 954-7001 ... Isaac Adams (Castle ‘03) has graduated from Air Force basic training at Lackland AFB, Texas ... Rock Works presents the Kaneohe band Footnotes and friends at 1 p.m. April 29 at Ward Warehouse (596-8885) ... Castle’s DECA students did an outstanding job at the state convention, winning seven trophies and 22 medallions. But to go to the nationals in Orlando in two weeks, they’re selling Krispy Kreme doughtnuts Saturday and Sunday in front of Ron Bright Theatre. Bring money! says adviser Dale Detton. And if you’ve got a few hundred more, call her at 233-5607 ... Noted tombstone sleuth Nanette Napoleon of Kailua shares her latest study of Chang Apana (Charlie Chan) with the Hawaiian Historical Society at 7:30 p.m. April 26 at the UH Hawaiian Studies Center auditorium (537-6271). Her work was commissioned by 20th Century Fox

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