Waha Nui – 4/22/15

Le Jardin Academy’s 2014 yearbook, Define, was recog nized by Columbia Scholastic Press Association as one of the “best of the best” in yearbook design and coverage. Applause for former adviser Susan St. John, and class editors Madeline St. John, Renee van Bergeijk, Katherine Jacobs, and Hayley Dietrich and Tawny Ventura. The 2015 Jostens Look Book will feature the Kailua private school’s effort …

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Erland Odd

Kailua’s Erland Odd is now vice president of eCommerce and digital strategy for Castle Resorts & Hotels, an aptitude he’s developed over 15 years in Hawaii’s hospitality industry. Erland got his start at Goteborgs Tekniska Institute in Sweden (IT and electrical engineering), and then HPU … Kaneohe’s Bob Figgs, commander of the Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Louisville, safely saw her back into Pearl Harbor April 10 from national security maneuvers during a six-month deployment between Hawaii and the Arabian Sea …

There’s hope ahead for health care. Fifteen Castle High HOSA (health occupations) students, plus two alumni, placed in the top three for their events at the state competition last month, making them eligible to attend the national conference in Texas in June, and Garrett Cho was elected vice president of HOSA programs for Hawaii … Kailua resident Stewart Crawford has been appointed to ABET Computing Accreditation Commission, which evaluates college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering and engineering technology. Stewart also chairs HPU’s computer science department and actively promotes computer-enhanced STEM learning in high schools here …

Honolulu HomeLoans honored two Kailua employees at a recent company appreciation lunch. Loan manager David Vieira won the Kokua award for “demonstrating the aloha spirit, a selfless attitude and a willingness to help others (he’s a trainer with good advice).” Loan manager Alan Fentriss was recognized as Top Producer-Retail, and was rewarded with a trip for two to Maui … Author John Clark‘s newest book is North Shore Place Names: Kahuku to Ka‘ena from University of Hawaii Press & & & cchang@midweek.com