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Hot Shots – 6/15/22

Kāhala Nui Supports Kūpuna-focused Orgs

Kāhala Nui has donated $282,385 to Aloha United Way in support of six community partner organizations that serve local kūpuna, including Alzheimer’s Association Aloha Chapter, Catholic Charities Hawai‘i, Hawai‘i Meals on Wheels, Kōkua Kalihi Valley, Pālama Settlement and Project Dana. To date, Kāhala Nui has contributed more than $2 million in support of these organizations over the last 12 years. PHOTO COURTESY KĀHALA NUI

Waikīkī Community Center Gets Boost

To commemorate the opening of Hawai‘i State Federal Credit Union’s branch in Kapahulu Safeway, the organization presented a $3,000 check donation to the Waikīkī Community Center. Pictured are (from left) Reid Hinaga, senior regional manager, Hawai‘i State FCU; Caroline Hayashi, president, Waikīkī Community Center; and Henry Okazaki, branch manager, Hawai‘i State FCU Kapahulu branch in Safeway. PHOTO COURTESY HAWAI‘I STATE FEDERAL CREDIT UNION

Narcissus Queen Receives Her Crown

The 72nd Narcissus Coronation Banquet was held April 23 at Jade Dynasty Seafood Restaurant, with Gov. David Ige crowning the 2022 Narcissus Queen. Pictured are (from left) Narcissus third princess Zena Li Demapan, ~ rst princess Laura Lyn Tan, queen Jenalyn Ng, Ige, second princess Mae Tonge and fourth princess Juliana Chang. PHOTO COURTESY LANCE WONG

Making The Grade With Taco Bell

Out of a pool of more than 8,000 applications, Taco Bell team members Janelle Kama (pictured) and Eric Naleieha were selected for Taco Bell Foundation’s Live Más Scholarships to pursue higher education. Kama will study public relations at California Baptist University, while Naleieha will attend school for audio engineering. Pictured are (from left) Kevin Kurihara, TD Food Group, which operates Pizza Hut and Taco Bell locations in the state; Kama; and Yong Min Kim, Taco Bell Hawai‘i. PHOTO COURTESY TACO BELL FOUNDATION