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Four area high school graduates have won UH Regents Scholarships. As incoming freshmen, they will receive four-year, full-tuition grants, plus a $4,000 stipend per year and a one-time travel grant of $2,000. Congratulations to Leilehua’s Michelle Masutani, Mililani’s Ramil Gonzalez and Lisa Grandinetti, and Hanalani’s Haley Briggles


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Justin Basilio

Former BYU-Hawaii women’s basketball coach and North Shore native Wendy Anae has joined the Rainbow Wahine coaching staff, returning from Provo, Utah, where she’s directed basketball operations for the BYU women’s basketball team since 2010. Anything to do with basketball here has her touch, it seems. The Kahuku alumna also coached the Red Raiders a few years back, and played for Kahuku, earning State Player of Year in 1983 …

North Shore artist Erin Browne Delventhal has an exhibit of her paintings, “Patterns,” at Gallery on the Pali Oct. 6-Nov. 7, with a reception at 5 p.m. Oct. 11 (595-4047) … Wahiawa’s Surfing the Nations hosts its annual Freedom Surf Contest (“Surfers for a Drug-Free Hawaii”) Friday through Sunday at Kuhio Beach in Waikiki. Visit for details …

Congratulations to principal Lynne Ajifu and the Mililani Ike ohana, who have earned a full six-year accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges … State Rep. Lauren Cheape had a good excuse for not attending the Mililani Mauka neighborhood board meeting in July (which she dutifully notified them about). The 2012 Miss Hawaii and Scott Matsumoto got married July 6 at Kawailoa Ranch …

Justin Basilio (Mililani 2011) has graduated from Air Force Reserve basic training at Lackland AFB, Texas … On the Oregon State University summer term honor roll were Mililani’s Karlen Oneha, a senior with straight A’s in merchandising management, and Wahiawa’s Merri Lewis, a sophomore in applied visual arts … Oceanic Time Warner Cable saluted its 2012-2013 Outstanding Educators at a Willows restaurant luncheon last month, including Leilehua High science teacher Karen Yamamoto, Mililani High physics teacher Tyson Kikugawa and Waialua High physics teacher Duane Shikiya