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Waha Nui – 5/7/14

Kapahulu’s Brittany Amano accepted the Running Start Emerging Young Leader A-ward this spring in Washington, D.C., and also Honolulu Soroptimists’ $500 Violet Richardson Ward Award – the latest of many local and national honors for a teen who started two non-profits, helped raise $596,000 to fight domestic violence, and collected 85,000 pounds of food to end hunger …


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Brittany Amano

Hawaii’s Geography Bee champion, Kaimuki Middle School sixth-grader Mika Ishii, will cover plenty of geography to fly to the nationals May 19-21 in D.C. … Sales and Marketing Executives International of Honolulu has named Hawaii Kai developer Stanford Carr Salesperson of the Year “for enhancing the image of Hawaii and the quality of life in our community” … Kaimuki’s Don Conover leads the Honolulu Chorale for the last time at 6 p.m. Saturday (256-7212) at Central Union Church. He’s been acting music director for three melodious seasons …

Palolo Valley native Carissa Moore won her second straight Drug Aware Margaret River Pro surfing championship April 6 in Australia … If you see Hawaii Kai’s Carole Richelieu hopping around, it could be the caffeine. She won a year’s worth of McCafe coffee (5,110 cups) as one of 14 randomly selected local customers in McDonald’s Restaurants’ recent coffee promo … East Oahu’s Jeaney Garcia leaves her Punahou AD job to be executive director of Positive Coaching Alliance Hawaii, which fits with her other job as HHSAA liaison. She also played semi-pro hoops, was on Nike’s elite running team, The Janes; and ran the Boston Marathon April 21 with 36,000 others, as she did in 2013 …

Holy Nativity School dedicated its Lei Day pageant to late teacher Edna Pualani Farden Bekeart, who started the tradition and composed the school song, The Little School in the Valley … Psst! Da lua stay fixed at Maunalua Bay! … Citing limited parking and competing events at Kaiser, Pamela Boyar sadly closed the Hawaii Kai FarmLovers Farmers’ Market March 8