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Waha Nui – 2/5/14


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Christina Hunter

Hawaii Kai’s Makana Williams is Ha-waii’s 2014 Distinguished Young Woman of the Year, winning a $5,000 cash scholarship, a four-year HPU scholarship, a trip to the national competition in Alabama and more prizes, including a talent award ($750) for her solo hula. The Punahou senior plans to be a career diplomat. Kayla Uchida, also from Hawaii Kai, won a talent award at the pageant, held Jan. 5 at Sacred Hearts Academy auditorium … Yes, that’s Hawaii Kai native Ashley Moser reporting for KITV, and also as its weekend morning news anchor. The 2009 Miss Hawaii Teen USA traded in her on-air work in Ohio to come back home … Niu Valley businessman Bill Comerford is busy with St. Patrick’s Day parade plans here, but he’s also seeking to recover 300 CDs and other items for the band Derek Warfield & the Young Wolfe Tones. The group came all the way from Ireland to help raise funds for Hawaii’s parade, and all its merchandise was stolen Jan. 21 from a rented van during a shopping trip to Hawaii Kai (223-3997) … Waialae’s John Ida is 2014 president, and Waialae’s Kristin Nakagawa is treasurer of the board for 2014 for the Honolulu chapter of The American Institute of Architects … The Associa company Hawaii First brought cheer along with turkey dinners Dec. 18 to Palolo Elementary, where each meal package was enough to feed 12. Food, gift cards and presents were distributed at the Pacific Club to 140 needy families, reaching a total of 1,400 people … Kaimuki’s Don Conover invites you to the Honolulu Chorale’s open rehearsal (256-7212) at 7 p.m. Feb. 11 at Church of the Crossroads. The group drew a capacity crowd of 300-plus for its holiday show at St.

Patrick’s Church … Hawaii Kai’s Christina Hunter has been promoted to nursing director at Hale Ku‘ike in Nuuanu. She has her nur-sing degree from KCC and formerly worked at a 55-bed senior living facility in California for dementia patients, similar to Hale Ku‘ike and “has a passion for it”cchang@midweek.com