Waha Nui

Yavapai Junior College in Prescott, Ariz., named Jas-mine Solley (Castle 2012) Player of the Week recently. The honor roll student is doing a great job for the Roughrider volleyball team and also was ranked fifth in the NJCAA, as of last month … Happy 25th Birthday to Kailua’s Coconut Grove Music, Oahu’s third-oldest music store, which celebrated last week with a big instrument sale. Mark and Roxanne Scrufari run the store (262-9977) and host an open jam at Boardriders the last Sunday of each month …


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George Heaton

Sad to hear of the passing of Maunawili tot Kelci Shigeta, 4, who died Aug. 31 after a two-year struggle with complications of mitochondrial disease. The Nakaoka/Shigeta ohana supported her in her very short life, and the community rallied around her just last fall with a fundraiser at Ben Parker school to help with medical costs …

Look for Kaneohe taro expert Daniel Anthony on Cooking Hawaiian Style this week on OC16 with the triumphant “Great Food Truck Race” winners, Lanai and Adam Tabura … Castle High biology and marine science teacher Roy Huff has donated copies of his two books to the school library: Everville: The First Pillar and Everville: The City of Worms

Kaneohe professor Gordon Grau, an expert on coastal communities and director of UH Sea Grant College Program, now is wearing a new hat as interim director of Water Resources Research Center at UH … Kaneohe’s George Heaton has joined Hawaii State Federal Credit Union as a financial consultant to its members. A retired Army lieutenant colonel, George brings two decades of banking experience to the job …

Kudos to alumni parent Doreen Takebayashi, who was able to link up Castle High with Gentry Homes, which donated six fitness machines, two dumbbell racks, weights, shelves and cabinets to the athletic department … Along the same lines, Waimanalo Elementary School needs a coffee pot, and Olomana School needs a small two-shelf bookcase. Call Kathie Wells of Community Helping Schools at 225-2621 … On the Oregon State University summer term honor roll was Kailua’s Rion Wilson-Yue, a senior in pre-electrical and computer engineering