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Oceanic Time Warner Cable saluted its 2012-2013 Outstanding Educators at a Willows luncheon last month, including Castle High guidance teacher Tiffanyrae Yango-Au, Kahuku High P.E. teacher Alvin Mariteragi, Kailua High science teacher JJ Feurer and Kalaheo High math teacher Steve Caruso


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Pono Chong

Kailua musician Louise Taylor has a concert at 4 p.m. Sunday to benefit Voices United for Separation of Church and State. The event is at a private home and costs $50, $30 or $20, tax deductible. (202-466-3234) … Mainland scholars from last spring’s dean’s list: Kailua’s Kameko Karasaki at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, where she’s studying arts and sciences; Kailua’s Brittney Garrigan and Brittney Like, and Kaneohe’s Kalahikiola Aukai at Azusa Pacific University; Kaneohe freshman Nichole Adolpho at Loyola University Maryland; Kailua’s Trevor Owens and Kaneohe’s Kayla Sakamoto at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks; Kaneohe’s Gabrielle Pillert at Villanova University in Pennsylvania, where she’s studying psychology; Kaneohe’s Bridget Schowalter and Kailua’s Alex Tom at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. …

Former Kaneohe lawmaker Pono Chong, now living in Salt Lake, has been promoted to vice president of business advocacy and development for Hawaii Chamber of Commerce, and Kailua’s Lori Abe has joined the chamber staff as vice president of communications and marketing, moving over from similar work with Anthology Marketing Group … Raymond Halualanihee (Kahuku 2011) has graduated from Army basic training at Fort Benning, Ga. …

Safeway Hawaii Foundation awarded $1,000 scholarships to Waimanalo’s Brittany Correa (UH Manoa) and Kahiau McKeague (Chaminade), and Kaneohe’s Gabriella Kuoha (Hawaii Tokai International) and Malia Ramiro (Kapiolani Community College) … Makani Feeney Jr. (Castle 2012) has graduated from Air Force basic training at Lackland AFB