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Carol Chang

Waha Nui – 6/4/14

Kailua is growing some pretty sharp history buffs. Kailua Intermediate will send three students to National History Day competition June 15-19 in College Park, Md.: Cameron Kalaukoa (research paper), and Samantha Jacobsen and Saige Kerns (website on child labor laws). And Kainalu Elementary teachers Irene Yamashita and Grant Oka coached two sixth-grade groups who made the cut for the nationals with projects on the Holocaust and on Fred Korematsu‘s civil rights fight …

Kaneohe’s Kalahikiola Aukai and Kailua’s Brittney Like, meanwhile, made the fall dean’s list at Azusa Pacific University in California (belated pats on the back) … Le Jardin sophomore Maddison Matthews placed fourth in her age group for poetry in the 2014 Water Conservation Week competition. You can see Maddison’s work in the Board of Water Supply’s 2015 calendar, and also on exhibit around the island, including July 7-17 at Windward Mall …

Kailua’s Tami Simeona is the new manager of property management services for Xpedite LLC, which is happy to have her experience gained from similar posts … Among Hawaii’s Special Olympians going to the 2014 USA National Games June 14-21 in New Jersey is Kaneohe swimmer Nicole Inouye. Nicole has competed locally for five years, and is ready for the big time … Kailua’s Justin Peterson has graduated from Air Force basic training at Lackland AFB, Texas …

Kaneohe’s Jennifer Baker has been hired as vice president and appraisal manager for Central Pacific Bank, bringing with her years of previous experience at Bank of Hawaii and degrees in management … Kaneohe Elementary School students plunged into the state library system’s 2014 Nene Award competition and won several honors for their persuasive essays and posters: Kolby Ross, Aisha Yamamoto, Malia Quinn, Cassidy Furutani, Dillon Shintani, Min Yi Chan, Tiana Goudreault and Alaina De Gray. And Hawaii keikis’ pick for best book this year? The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger … Waimanalo’s Klein Gohol has graduated from Army National Guard basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C.

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