Waha Nui – 4/30/14

Harlem Globetrotter stars Flight Time Lang and Bull Bullard, who perform April 28 at BYU-Hawaii, learned to surf April 22 on some gentle Haleiwa waves – in uniform with basketballs bouncing everywhere. Their teacher was local boy and champion surfer Mike Latronic … Helemano Elementary principal Ernest Muh is a finalist for the $25,000 Masayuki Tokioka Excellence in School Leadership Award, which will be announced May 1. Ernest and his team have been creating a “positive school climate” via a support system that’s building on a safer school with thriving kids. As a finalist he received a $1,000 personal cash award March 29 …


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Tommy Rivera

If you missed it, it’s time to stroll by Wahiawa Transit Center to view the huge, vivid mural created there by Solomon Enos, with help from Larry Taguba‘s Leilehua High art class … Speaking of art, Leilehua’s John Cabias placed third in the 2014 Second Congressional District Art Competition for his pencil drawing, “Contemplation,” awarded April 12 by U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard. Also in the finals were his schoolmates Phea Erice, Julius Ganiron, Ashley Polendey and Mackey Rivera

The National Society of High School Scholars has tapped Leilehua senior Eliciya Walters for membership, for her “outstanding leadership, scholarship and community commitment.” The first in her Hawaii family to go to college, Eliciya plans to attend UH-Manoa and then study nursing … Mililani’s Tommy Rivera is NAPA Auto Parts’ national Store Manager of the Year – the first time for a Hawaii employee. A 27-year veteran of NAPA and current manager of the Waipahu store, Tommy was recognized at NAPA’s Las Vegas banquet last month …

Tish on The Fish. Yes, that’s the voice of Leilehua graduate Tisha Falcon Lehfeldt you hear on the KAIM 95.5 FM Radio Music morning show, with Jack Waters (former Mule) and Bulla Eastman, 5 to 10 a.m. weekdays. Tisha also is an assistant pastor at Mountain View Community Church in Kaneohe with husband Jason … By the way, Waialua’s Patsy Gibson (April 16 column) donated her $500 Senior Service Award prize to The Outdoor Circle