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Carol Chang

Haleiwa resident Maxx Phillips has joined Bio-Logical Capital as manager of projects and community engagement — something she knows well from working with Earthjustice and OHA. Maxx also just graduated from UH law school. Her new boss and company, meanwhile, are collaborating with Oprah Winfrey at her Maui farm, where Oprah already is harvesting some huge, healthy vegetables …

Maxx Phillips

Waialua’s Mikaele Oloa tied for second with Laie’s Malo Matau in the World Fireknife Competition senior division last month at Polynesian Cultural Center…

Congratulations to $1,000 Takitani Foundation scholarship recipients Kayla Carroll of Waialua High, Adam Waite of Mililani, Haley Briggles of Hanalani and Robert McCarthy of Leilehua. Robert also won a $5,000 Hawaii Rotary Youth Foundation award (picked by Wahiawa-Waialua Rotary), along with Jolene Fujita (Mililani Sunrise club nominee) …

Loretta Ables Sayre, Mililani Mauka’s Broadway treasure, will do jazz at 7 p.m. Thursday at Mezz downtown (312-1582) and then move on to reprise her Bloody Mary role in South Pacific at the 11,000-seat Muny theater in St. Louis July 8-14 …

Timothy Lee

Timothy Lee (Mililani 2011) has graduated from Air National Guard basic training at Lackland AFB, Texas, while Thomas Adams (Leilehua 2011) graduated from Army basic training at Fort Benning, Ga. …

Wheeler Elementary fourth-grader Alana Souza earned honorable mention for grades 3-4 in the Board of Water Supply’s 2013 con- servation week poster contest, and her entry is on view with other winners at various Oahu shopping malls this summer …

Leilehua High alumnus Ryan Benito graduated from U.S. Naval Academy last month in Annapolis, where he got to shake hands with President Barack Obama …

Kathy Masunaga says the Wahiawa Library Friends book sale Friday (see Highlights) features a large donation of books, CDs and DVDs from the Army, which just closed its Aliamanu library “a la sequester” …

Mililani’s Lauren Buenaventura made the winter dean’s list at Seattle Pacific University

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