Waha Nui – 4/15/15

Aikahi Elementary sixth-grader Nick Sarji correctly spelled “fabula” in the 12th round of the Hawaii State Spelling Bee March 20 at New Hope auditorium and won it all, including a trip to Washington, D.C., May 24-29 for “Bee Week” and the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee. Nick, who also spelled his way into the state’s 2014 finals, loves social studies and says he want to become a cyber developer …

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Nick Sarji

Three Heeia Elementary students recited their winning poems (among sixth-graders) before Mayor Kirk Caldwell and the crowd at the April 11 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Peace Poetry Contest awards ceremony: Kaylie Kamark‘s “Peaceful Ways to Change,” Makala LeStrange-Tupouniua‘s “Martin Had a Dream” and Randy Aiwohi‘s “The People were Proud” … The Random Weirdos band out of Kailua Music School will open for Grammy award-winner Jack White tonight (April 15) at Blaisdell Arena (ticketmaster.com)…

The April 6 Chamber Music concert at Paliku, with family and friends attending, was dedicated to the late Red Miller, a great fan and major donor to the theater … Aikahi native who went Hollywood, B.K. Cannon, has just filmed a new Yahoo eight-episode series in Las Vegas, Sin City Saints with Malin Akerman, Tom Arnold and Andrew Santino. B.K. (who switched from brunette to blonde) is a regular in the adult comedy, which started streaming March 23 on Yahoo Screen (screen.yahoo.com/sin-city-saints) …

Not only does Ahuimanu’s Herman Perreira pick up litter on Kahekili Highway during his morning walks to the Kaneohe metropolis, he also pulls down old yard-sale signs. Thanks again, Herman … You can become a foster care volunteer for Hawaiian Humane Society, just like Dr. Jill Yoshicedo of Kailua Animal Clinic. Jill’s taken in all creatures, great and small, from rats to a 45-pound tortoise. Call HHS at 356-2229 … Congratulations to new graduates of Pacific University in Oregon: Kailua’s James Duncan (bachelor’s degree); Kaneohe master’s degrees: Cathlene Goya, Kasey Kehoe and Katherine Sakumoto; and a doctorate in clinical psychology for Kaneohe’s Lauren Kagami & & & cchang@midweek.com