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FEBRUARY 2, 2022
   Astudent business at Cedarville Univer- sity in Ohio led by Parker Johnson of Kailua is donating all of its proceeds to a nonprofit. The business is Pursuit, which is an out- growth of the university’s integrated business core, and is selling shirts, hats and pins with a unique logo based on a biblical parable. All pro- ceeds from the merchandise sales will be donated to One Bistro, an Ohio restaurant that focuses on paying it for- ward, with customers able to choose the amount they pay to ensure that those who cannot afford a meal can still eat. Pursuit’s merchan- dise can be purchased at its website shop-pursuit or through its Instagram (@ptn.pursuit) ... The Windward O’ahu Branch of AAUW is pre- paring tomorrow’s women leaders by annually award- ing college scholarships to Windward residents (Ka- huku to Waimānalo). Qual- ified applicants are enrolled in, or accepted for admission to, a regionally accredited college in the state of Ha- wai‘i,mustbeinaclassified degree program and have not previously earned a bacca- laureate degree. Application packets for the 2022-23 ac- ademic year will be accept-
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ed through March 1. Apply online at windward-hi.aauw. net/scholarships/application ... Ryan Hodges, a Utah State University student from Kailua, recently pre- sented and won an award at an international conference held in Salt Lake City, host- ed by the American Soci- ety of Agronomy, the Crop Science Society of America and the Soil Science So- ciety of America. Hodges was part of the conference that brought together estab- lished and emerging voices from industry, government and academia. Hodges, a third-year doctoral student studying soil science, won the first-place prize for his poster in the Pedology Divi- sion for the SSSA. His pre- sentation — Predicting the Extent of Andic Soils Across Western Haleakalā, Maui — focused on using publicly available climate and soil data to predict soil fertility across the island of Maui ... Congratulations to students from the Windward side like Gabrielle Smythe of Waimānalo who has earned the spring 2021 dean’s award with distinction at Colgate University. A mem- ber of the Class of 2022, Smythe is a psychological science major and is a gradu- ate of Kamehameha Schools
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Kapālama. Meanwhile, Kali Ramos of Kailua has been named to the provost’s list at Troy University for the fall semester ... Windward O‘ahu homeowners affected negatively by the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic may be eligible to receive financial assistance, mort- gage counseling and other resources to help them avoid foreclosure under a new program that launched on Jan. 21. Based on their eli- gibility, program applicants may be able to receive up to $30,000 in funding through the program to help cover mortgages, property taxes, utility payments, homeown- er association fees and other expenses. Priority will be for those homeowners who are behind on their mort- gages due to the pandemic, and in particular those who earn at or below 100% area
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median income or are con- sidered socially disadvan- taged. Others may also be eligible O‘ahu Homeowner Assistance Fund program based on funding availabil- ity. Through funding from the American Rescue Plan Act, the federal government is providing the state with $50 million for homeown- er assistance. The nonprofit Council for Native Hawai- ian Advancement has been contracted to administer the program. O‘ahu homeown- ers will only be able to qual- ify for mortgage assistance if their bank or loan servicer signs up to participate in the program. Windward home- owners should go to hawai- ... Students from Kailua
named to the dean’s list for the fall term at University of Maryland Global Cam- pus include Timber Barnes, Frankie Burney, Troy Cox, Matthew Davis, Anthony DePinto, Janel Fagara- gan, Jordan Gilbert, Wil- liam Griffith, Daniel Ke- hoe, Mckenzie Kirkland, Ronald Medeiros, Adlla Mora, Sierra Nettles-Nor- man, James Rose, Leslyne Satele, Russell Shipley, Jef- fery Vossler, Flordeliz Var- gas and Chad Williamson. Meanwhile, UMGC dean’s list members from Kāne‘ohe are Edward Concepcion, Joshua Peters and Jaclyn Valentino. Adam Whaley of Lā‘ie is also on the list ... Aidan Anderson of Kai- lua has been named to the
dean’s list for the fall semes- ter at University of Vermont. Anderson is an environ- mental studies major ... In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic’s debilitating im- pacts, business, education, family support, philanthrop- ic and mental health leaders have launched Commit to Keiki. The nonprofit cam- paign, created by the Early Childhood Action Strategy collaborative, is dedicated to ensuring Hawai‘i’s next governor champions early childhood development and its positive impacts through greater investments in early learning, childcare, fami- ly violence prevention and mental health. For more info, visit ...
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