Waha Nui – 4/15/15

Waialua Elementary fourth-grader Pawehi Binz now wears the Miss Hawaii Elementary America 2015 crown. She’s already plunged into community service at a homeless shelter and is collecting food for the hungry. “She is a firecracker little girl,” declares Kristi Kashimoto-Rowbottom, whose Diamond in the Rough Productions of Wahiawa supported the March 1 pageant … Chevron Hawaii chose Mililani High senior Brandon Kinard to go to the International Science and Engineering Fair at its expense on the merits of his research project: “Engineering a Novel Self-Controlled Wheelchair System for the Visually Impaired.” Brandon’s teacher is Matthew Capps. The fair runs May 10-15 in Pittsburgh …

co-041515-waha-pawehi-binz

co-041515-waha-pawehi-binz
Picture 1 of 2

Pawehi Binz

Three health professionals from Schofield’s Army Health Clinic — nurse Megan Dursky, dietitian Elizabeth Tankovich and occupational therapist Jason Judkins — recently shared some tips on the Performance Triad with eight K-6 classes at Wheeler Elementary. The eager kids now know it by heart: “Get 10 hours of sleep, eat well and exercise” …

Kunia’s Kawika Burgess has left OHA to launch Real Property Management Alliance, part of a national franchise, to address the growing need for the service in Hawaii. Kawika was chief operating officer for OHA and oversaw its landholdings. Prior to that, he had similar responsibilities at Kamehameha Schools … Coordinator Glenn Lee and the Waialua High’s robotics team got a boost of cash ($1,000-plus) from McDonald’s Restaurants of Hawaii to support them at the 2015 FIRST robotics world championships April 22-25 in St. Louis, Mo. …

Central Oahu students are doing well at Creighton University. Here’s who made the fall dean’s list (3.5 GPA or better) on the Omaha campus: Mililani’s Tiffany Bihis, Kayla Fajota, Kimberly Hiyoto, Xavier Imperial, Toria Johnson, Nicole Koochi, Douglas Mau, Alohilani Nonies, Merrie Oshiro, Tyler Ushio, Greg Watanabe, Kelsey Weeks and Wahiawa’s Keli Matsuura & & & cchang@midweek.com