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Carol Chang

Waha Nui – 7/30/14

On top of many other awards, Waialua 2014 gradu ate William Blaser III won a $7,500 STEM Scholarship from Chevron and the U.S. Golf Association, which he’ll use to study mechanical engineering at UH Manoa. William excels in robotics, academics and golf, including youth group The First Tee …

Another Waialua High grad, Lindsay Montgomery, has earned her degree in family studies at Central Washington University in Ellensburgh.

Next, it’s on to her master’s degree at CWU … Wahiawa native Johnny Fortuna, aka award-winning Elvis tribute artist, is enjoying his run with the Rock-A-Hula show at Royal Hawaiian Center, and now through Sept. 30, kids can watch for free during the Legendary Cocktail Show with a paying adult (629-7469) … McDonald’s Restaurants recently implanted Ronald McDonald‘s red shoeprints (plus a bold warning) at pedestrian crossings by Wahiawa Elementary as part of Hawaii’s Pedestrian Safety Decal Installation Program … Honolulu HomeLoans has promoted Mililani’s Ryan Nakagawa to assistant vice president and loan manager, including the 801 South Street high-rise project …

Wahiawa’s Edith McLaughlin has earned her BS in nursing cum laude from Norwich University in Vermont. Keynote speaker at the May 10 commencement was former NSA director Gen. Keith Alexander … A Virginia Tech Army ROTC student, Wahiawa’s Michael McCaffrey trained at Fort Knox and was picked from that group to deploy to partner nations for three weeks of cultural immersion and community projects …

Rumor has it that Tin Roof Ranch’s stewing hens listen to classical music all day. You can order the sophisticated stewers at 778-9065 and pick them up later at Haleiwa Farmers’ Market … Mililani’s Darby Collado is the new commercial vehicle manager for King Windward Nissan in Kaneohe. “Darby brings energy, diligence and a friendly face to our sales team,” declares general manager Bill Mickelsen. (I agree. Just look at that face and you’ll buy a car!) & & & cchang@midweek.com

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