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Carol Chang

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Winner of the 2012 1st. Lt. Nainoa Hoe Scholarship of Honor is Kalaheo High senior and Navy JROTC cadet Juvie Ignacio Varela for her outstanding academics, athletics and lead- ership. She’ll take her award to UH Manoa and its Army ROTC program. “Juvie is a natural leader whom we will look to in the future for great things,” said Allen Hoe,
father of Nainoa, a decorated Army Ranger killed in Iraq in 2005 …

Nanu Kaimikaua

LPN Norinne “Nanu” Kaimikaua has won a $1,000 grant from the Daniel and Jane Katayama Scholarship Fund to help her pursue her nursing degree. A Kaneohe single
mother of four, she has worked since 2010 for Hospice Hawaii, which has a facility in Kailua. “It’s important that loving people continue to serve in end-of-life care,” says Nanu, who is known for just that special touch …

Two of Windward’s hardest-working nonprofit executives have gotten a little gift: a $10,000 incentive to take some time out for themselves. Kaneohe’s Connie Mitchell (head of the Institute for Human Services) and Kahaluu’s Marjorie Ziegler (Conservation Council for Hawaii) are among four execs so honored this year by Hawaii Community Foundation and others, who remedy the danger of burn out with the Ho‘okele Award. (Kailua’s Donna Wong of Hawaii’s Thousand Friends is a past winner) …

Fiddler extraordinaire and Kailua violin teacher Lesley Kline was part of a Guinness record-breaker — the largest mandolin ensemble (389 people) — in Virginia where she and Kailua’s Saloon Pilots attended the Old Time Fiddlers Convention …

Lesley Kline

On Korea’s Nanu Kaimikaua Jeju Island this week for the World Conservation Congress, Kevin Chang (Castle 1990) reported on global happenings in his hotel: “In the last 24 hours I have networked with 2 Germans, 3 Rarotongans, 2 New Yorkians, 2 Samoans, 4 Australians, 1 South African, 1 Zimbabwean, 2 Englishmen, 2 Chileans, 1 Micronesian, 1 Kiribatian, 1 Jordanian, 1 Netherlander and many Koreans” …

MidWeek Islander sportswriter Jack Danilewicz’s show Hawaii Prep Game Week, debuts at 7:30 p.m. Monday on OC Sports channel 12, tying in with OC’s weekly live prep games. Kailua soccer player Stacy Takekawa reports

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