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Carol Chang

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Selected as a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Scholar, Kalaheo High English teacher Marc Murdock attended the NEH workshop “One Place, One Time: Jackson, Mississippi, 1963″ at Millsap College in July. The event coincided with the 50th anniversary of the murder of Medgar Evers. Marc also met Evers’ widow and several key players in the Civil Rights movement at the Mississippi workshop …

Kailua High’s P.E. department needs a DVD player and a 40- to 46-inch TV set with remote for sports training. If you can help, call Kathie Wells of Community Helping Schools, 225-2621 … The Actors’ Group (TAG) sponsors its Young Playwrights Festival Thursday-Sunday at Dole Cannery Square, featuring plays written and performed by Le Jardin Academy and Kalaheo High students (722-6941) …

Kaneohe’s Karen Thorp has been promoted to chief operating officer at Arcadia Retirement Residence in Honolulu, where she’s worked since 1978 … Kaneohe’s Cydnee Somera, a junior at Union College in Schenectady, N.Y., will study in Athens, Greece, this fall as part of her school’s study abroad program. Cydnee is majoring in math and the classics …

Kailua’s Mike Leidemann is the first non-architect to join the American Institute of Architects board of directors for the Honolulu chapter. A retired reporter and current journalism instructor at Honolulu Community College, Mike hopes to “bridge the gap between what the architectural community does and how it affects all of us” …

Kailua’s Katherine “Kate” Lloyd has joined HPU as deputy general counsel, switching from similar work at Hawaii Community Foundation. She also lectures at UH law school and has banking and private law practice experience … Former area resident Kenna Ogasawara Marriott has written Coulda, Shoulda, Woulda, a tribute to daughter Jeannine, who died in 2008 after a seven-year battle with cancer. Many insights and lessons to share (rsimpson@bohlsen-group.com)

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