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Mililani Trojan (class of 2010) Rocco Michael Kekai Tramontano graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy May 20 with High Honors and a degree in civil engineering. He received his Ensign commission personally from President Barack Obama … Adept performer Mikaele Oloa of Waialua placed second at Polynesian Cultural Center’s World Fireknife Championships May 9. Laie’s Jeralee Galeai, 14, was second in the junior division … Congratulations to branch manager Matt Brown, his staff and Friends at Wahiawa Library. They marked the library’s 75th anniversary in April at the City Council with Chairman Ernie Martin and colleagues, who presented an honorary certificate for the occasion … Maryanne Ito, mentioned here last week for her June 6 debut at HPR’s Atherton Studio, has just added a Na Hoku Hanohano award for best R&B Album to her resume. Waking Up is the first album for the Waipio Gentry singer … Shawn Chu (Mililani 2013) has graduated from Army basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C., as well as Army School of Music in Virginia Beach … Veleesa Conley (Leilehua 2000, Univ. Phoenix 2014) has graduated from Air Force Reserve basic training at Lackland AFB, Texas … Saint Martin’s University in Washington state graduated three Mililani students this spring: Madeline Mangra (psychology), Travis Shaw (accounting) and Chazrick Ferreira (mechanical engineering) … Waialua Estate Coffee & Chocolate won the 2015 Best Bean to Bar first-place award at the Hawaii Cacao Fest last month in Kailua.


Sales and marketing manager Derek Lanter accepted a handsome wooden plaque for the company … Mililani artist Hollyanne Shell illustrated a new product from BeachHouse Publishing, My Hawaii Coloring and Activity Book. Hollyanne has a BFA in illustration from Columbus College of Art & Design, and also has a “handsome husband and cute Corgi” … Wahiawa’s Whitney Powell made the Chancellor’s List for spring semester academics at Troy University’s Alabama campus