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Mililani Lion Winston Watarai has been busy working with high school Leo clubs, and will share six “Leo Success Stories” about Hawaii clubs when he addresses the USA/Canada Lions Forum Sept. 18-22 at the Overland, Kan., convention center … Making the spring dean’s list at University of Montana Western were Mililani’s Kahiauikealoha Perbera and Waialua’s John Yamanouchi


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Alexander Steger

Mililani High’s Troy Kakugawa won a scholarship from Hawaii State FCU, which picked him as one of its “best and brightest” grant recipients for 2013 … Azusa Pacific University had two Mililani students on its spring dean’s list: Angelica Buenconsejo and Ty Tirpak … Yet another area scholar: Safeway Hawaii Foundation awarded $1,000 to Kainoa Bryant of Wahiawa to use at UH Manoa … Alexander Steger of Mililani has graduated from Air Force basic training at Lackland AFB, Texas …

Congratulations (again) to master chef and former Mule Alan Wong, Hawaii’s first inductee into the American Academy of Chefs Hall of Fame … Lucky slot players in downtown Vegas: Wahiawa’s Josephine Chargualaf $16,615; Wahiawa’s Richard Yadao $10,000; Mililani’s Catherine Peavy $8,688; Haleiwa’s Katherine Kawaguchi $7,312; Wahiawa’s Jane Oda $4,489; Mililani’s George Kadoyama $6,133, Bonnie Abe $5,000, Gilbert Galera $4,200, Wallace Inouye $4,044, and Kenneth Minagawa $4,005; and Waialua’s Lydia Sato $4,000

Mililani communications major Melanie Carrie made the spring dean’s list at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. … North Shore artist Victoria Gail-White, mentioned recently as the director of TAG’s Outage play, also won a Po’okela Award this month as a featured female in HPU’s Hedda Gabler production … UH Manoa student Darius Tre Calma (Mililani 2011) has completed Army ROTC leaders training at Fort Knox, Ky. …

Over at Fort Jackson, S.C., Mililani’s Clarissa Gomez and Gerardo Escareno Jr. (Leilehua 2013) graduated from Army basic training … Wave images from the North Shore lens of Clark Little seem to be everywhere. The latest is American Savings Bank’s new line of consumer credit cards with Clark’s photos on them