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Kalaheo High student Ayla Watson has been selected as a national delegate to the Washington Youth Summit on the Environment, set for June 24-29 at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. She will join 250 other high school delegates who have demonstrated interest and excellence in leadership in science and conservation studies who will ponder policies and impacts in the field …

Kristi Tanigawa

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Kristi Tanigawa

Kaneohe’s Kristi Tanigawa, a New York Life Insurance agent here, was named to the 2011 Million Dollar Round Table, which represents the top 1 percent of industry professionals … Castle High senior Nicole Enos is directing a showcase of song and dance to promote awareness about the value of performing arts in public schools.

She staged it at Pohai Nani last Sunday and will bring it to the state capitol rotunda at 10 a.m. Thursday … Shoppers have until April 1 to buy discounted UH memorabilia at the temporary Rainbowtique shop at Windward Mall, open across from Champs Sports … Speaking of the university, former Castle High musical star Jodi Leong has left her KITV anchor and reporting stage to direct communications for the UH system …

Oahu Soroptimists honored Avis Kalama with their Ruby Award at a Feb. 25 reception for her dedication to enhancing the lives of women and girls as director of Hale Ola, the Windward Spouse Abuse Shelter … Congratulations to Ka’ohu Cazinha and her Halau Ke Ao o ‘Anolani who marked 10 years with a sold-out ho’ike at Paliku Theatre … Hawaiian cultural practitioners Richard and Lynette Paglinawan of Kahaluu are among the honorees at the I Ulu I Ke Kumu scholarship gala March 24 at the UH Hawaiian

Studies Center (956-0980) … Mobi PCS has named Kahuku’s Jeff Slarks director of indirect sales. Jeff previously worked at Cricket Communications and other wireless firms … Kapolei Hale recently dedicated new artwork by Kailua’s Jodi Endicott, who created a beautiful fused glass mural, “As the Water Flows,” to enhance the city building … Castle High presented “25 years of Sisterhood” posters to visiting students from Japan’s Musashino Seijo last month. Selected artists were Kiana Ringuette, Aaron Kane and Annie Woo