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City Council Recognizes Two ‘Exemplary’ Campbell Students

City Councilmembers Kymberly Pine and Ron Menor presented honorary certificates to recent Campbell High graduates Zachary Recolan and Kawehi Dodge. Photo from Ron Menor's office.

City Councilmembers Kymberly Pine and Ron Menor presented honorary certificates to recent Campbell High graduates Zachary Recolan and Kawehi Dodge. Photo from Ron Menor’s office.

The City Council has recognized recent Campbell High School graduates Kawehi Dodge and Zachary Recolan for their exemplary performances during their high school careers.

Councilmembers Ron Menor and Kymberly Pine presented them with honorary certificates during the July 9 City Council meeting. “I’m impressed with

Kawehi, who has been described by the faculty at Campbell High School as a student who completes assignments given to her, no matter how tough the going gets,” stated Pine.

Maintaining an average GPA of 3.76, Dodge has made the Principal’s List and Honor Roll every year since she was a freshman, while also serving as a starter on the Sabers’ soccer team. (The team went to the OIA Red West championship this year.)

In 2013, Dodge was selected as the Advancement Via Individual Determination Summer Institute student ambassador. As an ambassador, she served as a model student for effective study strategies and public speaking.

When she wasn’t playing soccer or studying, Dodge could be found volunteering at Queen Lili’uokalani Children’s Center and at Hale Pono Boys & Girls Club in Ewa Beach.

Recolan, meanwhile, had equally impressive credentials. He earned a 4.18 GPA as a International Baccalaureate student while playing as an outfielder, pitcher and first baseman on Campbell’s baseball team.

He also volunteered with a range of local organizations, including Muscular Dystrophy Association, Relay for Life, Special Olympics, Heroes at Home and Japanese Cultural Center.

“Zachary is the type of student who takes the initiative to learn things on his own time. For instance, he taught himself several computer programming languages, notably Python, C++ and Objective-C,” Menor said.

As the summer comes to a close, both students are prepping to continue their studies at Mainland colleges: Dodge is off to Seattle Pacific University, where she plans to major in secondary education, while

Recolan will major in computer science at Marist College in New York.

“Both Kawehi and Zachary are ‘scholar-athletes’ who demonstrated excellence in the classroom, on their sports teams and in the community,” Menor added.

“With their tremendous drive and determination, I have no doubt that they will be successful in whatever career path they choose.”

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