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WCC natural sciences prof Floyd McCoy has won the UH Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Teaching. The Harvard-trained Kailua man has inspired his geology and oceanography classes in Kaneohe for two decades, urging them to, among other things, “wake up and smell the rocks” … Maui Divers Jewelry has promoted Windward residents Michele Hulme and Doug Kreul, Michele to VP of visual and store planning, Doug to president of retail stores, wholesale and training … Kasey Capillan (Kahuku 2012) has graduated from Army basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C. …


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Floyd McCoy

Kathie Wells of Community Helping Schools says Laie Elementary needs a radio/CD player for its kindergarteners. Call 263-6703 or go to communityhelpingschools.org … Kaneohe Library is looking for student helpers (enrolled in full-time studies) to fill part-time positions for nights, weekends, etc. (233-5674) …

Congratulations to Kaneohe’s Keikilani Ho, just crowned Mrs. Hawaii International. A leader at New Hope Windward’s Kingdom Life High School ministry, Keikilani’s platform supports helping children overcome disabilities – a cause that grew from her son Jordan‘s suffering from bullies and other challenges. She also published The Little Big Miracle about her and her husband Ikaika‘s journey together with their son … Kailua Intermediate seventh-grader Zoe Campora earned $100 and a Friends of Hanauma Bay award for her “Beach Bummers” project at the state science fair. Teacher Kathleen Nullet reports that it was the junior division’s Best Project in Marine Related Research …

WCC chancellor Doug Dykstra estimates that 56,000 students and community members have come through the doors of the college’s new library complex since it opened last summer … Castle High teacher Bev Vierra is all set to take folks to New Zealand and Australia, but there’s still time to sign up for the 2014 Japan tour (389-7529 or email bevierra@yahoo.com)