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Carol Chang

Waha Nui – 5/14/14

Mililani High senior Viola Mocz is going out in style – as a Hawaii semifinalist for U.S. Presidential Scholar, and for placing first ($12,000) in physical science at the National Junior Science & Humanities Symposium last month in Washington, D.C. Viola is heading for Princeton in the fall on a full scholarship to study particle physics …

The consulting firm Th!nk, a partnership of Sarah Kalicki-Nakamura of Mililani and Cindy Sakai, has won the 2013 Ruby award for international sales. The veteran businesswomen offer leadership development, training and strategies for the workplace … Central Oahu musicians do doubleheader concerts this month at HPR’s Atherton Studio. Haleiwa’s Joe Green and Wahiawa’s Rick Smith play the blues at 7:30 p.m. this Saturday, and North Shore native Ian O’Sullivan and Patrick Landeza play classic and slack key at 7:30 p.m. May 23 (955-8821) … Hawaii Distinguished Principal of 2014 is Mililani resident Duwayne Abe, who oversees Salt Lake Elementary School (and Mililani Mauka El. previously) … Helemano Elementary principal Ernest Muh won $2,000 as a semifinalist for the Tokioka Leadership award … Update on 1991 Mililani High grad Tom Lee: A professional puppeteer who makes his own, Tom is currently onstage in Madama Butterfly at the Metropolitan Opera, when not teaching at New York’s Sarah Lawrence College … Mililani Ike Elementary students Olivia Colte, Kacie Kato, Megan Choi and Katie Kimura all earned honorable mentions in competitions that were part of Hawaii State Library’s recent Nene Award program …

Wahiawa Middle teacher Darlene Oshiro won the luck of the draw in the recent Toyota Hawaii Dream Car Art Contest. She and three other teachers were selected at random to win a $250 gift card for school and art supplies from Toyota … Wahiawa’s Jonathan Belcher has graduated with distinction from Air Force basic training at Lackland AFB, Texas …

Three Mililani students made the fall dean’s list at Azusa Pacific University: Catherine Armstrong, Taylor Mendiola and Ty Tirpak … Mililani’s Susan Mueller made the fall dean’s list at Arizona State University at Tempe

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