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Carol Chang

Waha Nui

Two hard-working area high school seniors have been tapped by McDonald’s for $2,500 college scholarships for their academic achievement, community involvement and on-the-job performance: Waialua High’s Myra Agcaoili of the Haleiwa restaurant (she’s going to UH West Oahu) and Mililani High’s Tayla Yogi of the Mililani Town outlet (heading to George Fox University in Oregon) …

The 2013 Citizenship Awards, giving $1,000 scholarships to one outstanding senior “who best exemplifies citizenship” at every Hawaii public high school, include Kaylyn Cheape of Leilehua High, Keelan Okazaki of Mililani and Myra Agcaoili of Waialua (hmm, sounds familiar). The awards are sponsored by the Star-Advertiser, Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Association and other businesses …

Mililani resident Michelle Tkatch was crowned Ms. Hawaii United States 2013 this spring in a pageant staged at Leeward Community College. She’ll represent the state at the nationals in July in Washington, D.C. (hot!) … Congratulations to editor-in-chief Shan Yonamine and Mililani High’s Trojan Times, which earned statewide recognition in both print and online categories at the 2013 Hawaii High School Journalism Awards: third best in state, tops in video and second for online news) …

The Eagle Scout Recognition Banquet last month at Honolulu Country Club honored former North Shore community leader Bill Paty as the Aloha Boy Scout Council’s “oldest living Eagle Scout” … Hawaii State Federal Credit Union has hired Mililani’s Janice Nakamoto as vice president of information systems. She brings 16 years of experience from Central Pacific Bank and 14 more from Bank of Hawaii. Janice also is set to graduate from Pacific Coast Banking School in Seattle in August …

Lauren Padilla of Mililani High placed third in the mental health category at the 2013 HMSA Teen Video Awards with her entry, If I Had a Penny. A special award went to He Was Different by the Trojan team of Rachel Reichard, Eric Salazar, Paige Deloye and Conrad Wolfe. (Teacher Jason Tamura, take a bow.) Theme was domestic violence. Look for their PSAs on local TV this month and next

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