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Carol Chang

Waha Nui – 8/13/14

Mililani’s Jared Higashi is the new director of government and community affairs for Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Association, bringing skills honed as a legislative aide in the state House, advertising experience for a farmers market in Palo Alto, plus a degree in radio/television and film from San Jose State …

North Shore artist Heather Brown has launched a new collection of colorful, surf-inspired iPhone cases, with 15 percent of sales proceeds going to charities like HUGS, Make-a-Wish Hawaii and Kokua Hawaii Foundation. Check them out at truprotection.com/heather-brown

The Wahiawa Lions‘ annual school supply drive continues through Aug. 31 at Our Lady of Sorrows Church and at Wahiawa General Hospital. The need is great, according to Lion Dick Crislip, former Wahiawa Elementary principal … Stephanie Huff (Mililani 2014) won a $2,000 scholarship from the Defense Commissary Agency’s Military Children’s Program; it was presented to her in a recent Schofield Barracks ceremony. Stephanie plans to study at UH-West Oahu …

Mililani’s Jewel Montgomery has won a $2,000 scholarship from the Defense Commissary Agency’s Military Children’s Program; it was presented to her in a recent Schofield Barracks ceremony. She will use it at UHManoa … Haleiwa’s John Broc collected his degree in exercise and sport science June 14 at Oregon State University … Jesse Messamer (Mililani 2012), Valen Kondo-Herrera (Mililani 2013), Isaac Cehr (Mililani 2012) and Mililani’s Brian Kamphaus have graduated from Air Force basic training at Lackland AFB, Texas …

Area graduates off to a good start on college business studies are the following Longs Drugs $1,000 grant recipients: Jordan Ebisu of Hanalani, Candace Okouchi of Leilehua, Alissa Kelly of Mililani and Nicole Verdadero of Waialua … Dillon Aguirresaenz of Wahiawa has graduated from Army basic training at Fort Benning, Ga. & & & cchang@midweek.com

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