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Carol Chang

Waha Nui

Central Oahu residents are boosting the scholar count in Corvallis, where eight area students earned bachelor’s degrees in June at Oregon State University, including cum laude honors to Brett Kakugawa and Shawna Fujita, both of Mililani. The others are Haleiwa’s Staci Yamada and Mililani’s Marissa Arakaki, Jeremy Conner, Jessica Pojas, Tyler Poole and Andrew Thomas. And 10 additional locals made OSU’s spring term honor roll: from Mililani – Hiilani Morita (straight A’s), Danielle Aio, Nainoa Choy, Shawna Fujita, Erin Ichimura, Lauren Luke and Amber Yonamine; from Wahiawa – Christian Faria and Merri Lewis; from Waialua – Ghezelbel Perdido and Jandie Sabo

Mililani resident Rena Roybal is one of nine finalists whose energy-saving tips (via a story entry) were picked by Hawaii Energy to share with the public … Mililani’s C. Michael Moses is now director of the Annual Fund at Iolani School after boosting annual giving at La Pietra by 43 percent … Making the spring dean’s list at Loyola Marymount in L.A. were Mililani’s Taryn Ishii and Alexander Kurashige, and Kahuku’s Kellen Flanigan … Wahiawa Lions honored member Tino Bagasol as Lion of the Year at their annual installation dinner last month at Dot’s. And congratulations to new president Frank Pavao

Kevin Yoneda, at UH West Oahu and Mililani High graduate, has been promoted to service manager of the Servco Lexus Honolulu dealership … Mililani High students Mari Domingo and Dakota Mengel were selected to be on the 19-member Hawaii Meth Project Teen Advisory Council for 2013-2014, after a lengthy competitive application and interview process. They will assist with anti-meth outreach and awareness campaigns throughout the school year … CVS/Longs Drugs has awarded $1,000 scholarships to 2013 high school graduates interested in college business studies: Andy Okita of Hanalani Schools, Christine Santos of Leilehua, Christy Yamakawa of Mililani and Karielyn Almeida of Waialua

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