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Wahiawa Middle School student Danny Segura was able to organize, fundraise and present 100 care packages to members of the Wounded Warrior Battalion June 1, as well as a $4,000 grant from Army Hawaii Housing Foundation to buy webcams for the unit. According to Hawaii Army Weekly, the successful project should earn Danny his Eagle Scout badge with Troop 24, plus it garnered much praise and gratitude from the troops …

A new high-adventure reality TV show, Clean Break Presented by Schick Hydro, features at least two North Shore board designers and shapers, Bret Marumoto and Tamayo Perry. It premiered June 13 on Yahoo Screen and Fuel TV … Yet another North Shore surfboard shaper (and keyboardist) Pat Rawson and Mililani drummer Chuck James will perform in the Chris Vandercook band at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at HPR’s Atherton Studio (955-8821). The contemporary blues concert is called “Guitar Heroes” …

Congratulations to Leilehua High’s “Mule Battalion” JROTC team of Hunter Seech, Dyonna Stith, Katheryn Yomes, Kate Purley and Logan Hicks who placed first in Hawaii and sixth in the nation for the 2011-2012 JROTC Academic Bowl last semester … Mililani High student Caitlyn Amii is a winner in Hawaiian Humane Society’s Shout Out for Animals contest for her science project on “Stop Animal Overpopulation” …

Wahiawa ophthalmologist Christopher Tortora warns us to “keep an eye on your eyes” this summer as the UV rays cause damage directly and indirectly (reflections from the water). Wear proper sunglasses outdoors, please … Among the military academy nominations from U.S. Rep. Mazie Hirono were Edgar Elgar (U.S. Air Force Academy) and Lashondra Maddox (West Point), both recent Leilehua graduates …

Speaking of graduates, Oregon State University bestowed bachelor’s degrees on Cherrie Castillo of Wahiawa, Daesha Johnson and Joli Johnston of Haleiwa, and six Mililani students: Julie Gatdula, Jason Iwasa cum laude, Renni Iwasa, Lauren Kaina, Zachary Kaneshiro and Wendi Kobayashi cum laude. Mililani’s Tracie Kobayashi and David White both earned their doctor of pharmacy degrees. Guest speaker at the June 17 ceremony? First lady Michelle Obama Taylor Ogle (Mililani 2011) has graduated from Air Force basic training at Lackland AFB, Texas

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