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Mililani’s Victoria Zeuner finally got to launch her college rowing career – after two injuries and surgeries – at the Knecht Cup April 13-14 on New Jersey’s Cooper River. She and her Northeastern University women’s team won the bronze in a Novice Four boat (with 40 others competing). When she’s not rowing, Victoria studies chemical engineering … Jarrick Hatashi (Mililani 2008) has graduated from Army National Guard basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C. …


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Victoria Zeuner

Congratulations to Wahiawa Middle seventh-grader Sadie Perez, who won the 2013 James Kuroda Scholarship (for an outstanding student artist) at the Hawaii Regional Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition. More than 1,400 entries were showcased at the February event at Hawaii State Art Museum … Former Leilehua High English teacher and Mililani High graduate Tyler Miranda is in town to promote his first novel, ‘Ewa Which Way, published by Bamboo Ridge Press. It’s inspired by his pre-teen life in Ewa Beach before moving to Wahiawa. You can catch him at 12:30 p.m. April 23 at UH-West Oahu or at 3 p.m. April 24 at UH Manoa (626-1481) …

Mililani High senior Colby Benson and friend Haley Michelle Kagimoto co-wrote Change Who We’ll Become (with her dad on drums), and it took second place in a national “MusicCares Teens! Make Music” contest sponsored by the Grammy Foundation. The girls earned a trip to Los Angeles and a backstage tour of the Grammy Awards show for their entry, which gives hope to families struggling with drug addiction. Colby and her family band Crimson Apple also play local gigs, like Mililani Eat the Street and Dot’s in Wahiawa …

A geek and proud of it, Mililani’s Ryan Ozawa organized the yearly Hawaii Geek Meet April 21 at Magic Island “to get geeks to go outdoors, share their passions and collaborate” – in Star Trek costumes, if they liked. Medieval battles, techie gadgets, “geek-curious” guests, solar telescopes and more graced the beach … Veteran Mililani actress Jennifer Sojot played Violet (Lily Tomlin character) in the DHT hit, 9 to 5: The Musical, which closed Sunday