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Carol Chang

Waha Nui

Doug Murata

Kalani High graduate and Bank of Hawaii vice chairwoman Donna Tanoue, now the first lady of Honolulu, will be honored as a community leader by the Public Schools of Hawaii Foundation, and veteran Palolo Elementary teacher Joyce Luka will receive the Tom Adams Award for an outstanding Good Idea Grant project, both at the foundation’s awards Banquet April 11 in Waikiki …

East Oahu’s Jasmine Tyson won a $1,500 grant from Scholarships for Military Children Program, which she’ll use at UH Manoa. She’s been a tutor and a volunteer for Hawaiian Humane Society and Amnesty International … Jonathan Tsujimura of Niu Peninsula graduated from Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, Ga., making him an Army 2nd Lt. … Hawaii Kai resident and HPU professor Leslie Correa is the new chairman of the board for Catholic Charities …

Local high school transition coordinator Amanda Miyamoto reminds college hopefuls that the correct website is for college financial aid, NOT the scam site … Top winners at the Honolulu District science fair include Kaiser High’s Caleb Hsu (first place, computer science research), Stephanie Spear (second place, asteroids) and Niu Valley Middle’s Hanamei Shao (carbon filters). On to the state fair April 7-9 … The DOE has appointed Hawaii Kai’s Doug Murata to head its new Leadership Institute, designed to develop more effective leaders in the public schools. Doug also serves as DOE assistant superintendent for Human Resources …

Kahala’s Ingrid Middleton, author of The Secret of Healing by Touch, does workshops and seminars and is eager to help couples and families at her new psychotherapy practice downtown (639-5053) … Not so fast on the celebration, writes Rev. Wayne Gau of the St. Louis Heights Community Association: The city’s restoration of Bus Route 14 is only during midday hours and doesn’t cover all former stops (737-5654) … Still no sign of Hawaii Kai “bike mom” Natalie Iwasa‘s custom bicycle, stolen last summer near Honolulu Hale. Call HPD or 395-3233 … The recent “Night in Bali” showcase at Leeward Community College featured 10 musicians and dancers from East Oahu, including Waialae Iki’s Putri Dewi Agung and Hawaii Kai’s Made Sumayasa, who are both from Bali themselves

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