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Kailua’s AnnMarie Manzulli is faculty adviser to HPU’s advertising team, which took the state title last month and will compete in June at the ADMERICA finals during the American Advertising Federation conference in Phoenix. Says AnnMarie modestly, the students “exceeded my expectations.” Each college team produced and presented for judges a comprehensive marketing campaign for a national client with a huge pretend budget … At right is the real Ruby Ranoa, maker of exquisite soda-can earrings. Last week’s column showed the wrong winner’s face …


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Ruby Ranoa

Kathie Wells of Community Helping Schools says Olomana School needs markers, spray paint, scissors, popsicle sticks, wood glue and food coloring for craft projects. Call 263-6703 or go to communityhelpingschools.org … Kailua native and former New York Mets star Sid Fernandez will be honored with four other Kaiser High sports standouts

June 8 at Sea Life Park at a benefit luau for Cougar athletics. To join the fun, email gocougars@kaiserathleticfoundation.org … On hand for Cape Canaveral’s May 15 rocket launch was retired Kahaluu Elementary principal Amy Arakaki, there with her family, which includes aspiring astronaut, 12-year-old granddaughter Tia Watson, who once launched water-bottle rockets from a Ford Island space camp … Principal Nancy Shaw retires from Trinity Christian School Friday, leaving a legacy of growth and pride on the Maunawili campus.

Stepping into her shoes is Stephen Sprague, a school parent and member of its board, who retires this summer from a Navy career that included the post of U.S. Air Force Academy history professor and numerous leadership roles … The swift Knights of the Castle track: Makana Bee is the new OIA champion of the 200-meter run, and Cedric Petty the fastest in the 800-meter run … Haven’t used your state library card in awhile? Flash it now: Slackers will be purged June 3 from the system