West Oahu Newsmakers

Wednesday - January 06, 2010
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Waipahu resident Normie Salvador‘s story Waipahu One Morning will be read by Cheyne Gallarde at Hawaii Public Radio’s Atherton Studio Jan. 10 during the live taping of Aloha Shorts, starting at 6:45 p.m.

The show pays tribute to Filipino writers and will feature works by Michelle Cruz Skinner, Eileen Tabios, Jennifer Santos Madriaga,

Noel Abubo Mateo, Kenneth Zamora Damacion and Darlene M. Javar.

Admission to the taping is free, but seating is limited and reservations must be made. Call HPR at 955-8821.


Oregon State University has announced the names of students who made the college’s honor roll for fall term. A total of 2,756 students earned a B-plus (3.5) grade point average or better, while another 611 maintained a straight-A (4.0) average. From West Oahu are:

Aiea - Ronnijean L. Delenia (senior, general science), Lahaina C. Olsen-Kuroda (junior, exercise and sports science), Royden M. Tanaka (senior, biology), Kyle K. Taniguchi (senior, civil engineering), Kelsey Uyehara (freshman, pre-business) and Corinne A. Chun (junior, human development and family science), who earned a straight-A average.

Ewa Beach - Joli K. Johnston (sophomore, psychology).

Kapolei - Mylah R. Carlos (junior, business administration), Nicholas K. Curcio (freshman, environmental science), Janine-Anne L. Lui (sophomore, psychology) and Jenna T. Caparoso (senior, psychology), who earned a straight-A average.

Pearl City - Casey-Lynn T. Casuga (freshman, exercise and sport science), Davis Y. Hayashi (sopho-more, electric and computer engineering), Jessica M. Ho (senior, exercise and sport science), Ty J. Kobashigawa (senior, mechanical engineering) and Grant S. Tong (senior, exercise and sport science), who achieved a straight-A average.

Waipahu - Mandilyn Suzuki (freshman, general science).

Island Pacific Academy senior Jonathan Davis has been selected as one of 104 students nationwide to attend the United States Senate Youth Program, a week-long government and leadership education program in Washington, D.C.

“I was so shocked when U.S. Sen. Daniel Akaka called to let me know I had been selected for the program,” said Davis.“My time at IPA and experience as student body president has prepped me for this, and I’m really looking forward to it.”

Invited students will have the opportunity to experience national government in action during the visit, scheduled for the week of March 6. They will hear major policy addresses by senators, cabinet members, officials from the departments of State and Defense and directors of other federal agencies, as well as participate in a meeting with a U.S. Supreme Court justice. Students also get $5,000 in college scholarships to pursue careers in public service.

“Jonathan has been a student at IPA since its inception,” said headmaster Dr. Dan White, “and we are so proud that he is able to be part of this program. This life experience is a capstone for Jonathan’s high school education. We are truly excited for him.”

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