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Carol Chang

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Because of her inspired achieve- ments at Pohai Nani’s TOPS (Take Pounds Off Sensibly) group, Beatrice Jost attended TOPS’ international con- vention in San Diego this year, wearing a crown and banner bestowed upon her in Kaneohe. Go, Bea! (They meet at 9 a.m. Fridays, public welcome)…

The Kalaheo High PTSA raised enough funds last school year to help pay for a new yearbook computer and award $750 college scholarships to Emma Ashton, Paris Bell, Sam Bell, Eliane Mathieu, Sara McAllaster, Shion Prichard, Alaina Tanabe, Emily Theoret and Chanelle Toilolo …

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HPU has added new shuttle buses to its Hawaii Loa-downtown route this semester, making eight more trips during peak usage …

The planning firm PBR Hawaii has promoted Windward resident Michael Shibata to project manager in charge of land-use permits, EIS work and more …

Trevor Kalawaia (Kahuku 2011) has graduated from Air Force basic training, and Noah Park (Kailua 2007) has graduated from Air National Guard basic training, both at Lackland AFB, Texas …

Colgate University in New York gave Kailua senior and French major (and Le Jardin Academy grad) Kierstan Quinn Sussman its Dean’s Award for academic excellence in spring term …

Tarynce Talpin of Kaneohe has graduated from Army Reserve basic training at Fort Benning, Ga. …

Nolan Miranda (Castle 2002, HCC 2008) has graduated from Air National Guard basic training at Lackland AFB, Texas …

Polynesian Cultural Center’s menehune have finished renovating the Hawaii Village. Look for new exhibits, taro, a waterfall and interactive learning …

The investment firm Akamai Capital has appointed an advisory board, which includes Kailua’s Herb Lee, who also directs Pacific American Foundation (guardian of Waikalua Loko Fishpond) and plays music all over the place …

Leinette Gaspar Racho, a liberal arts student at Windward Community College, has won a scholarship from Hawaii State Federal Credit Union, which supports CU members or their dependents …

Kailua artist Esther Wilhelm releases her first book, The Underdog Artist, on Oct. 8, offering a collection of essays, letters and articles in her account of triumph over rape and abuse (389-8442)

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