Waha Nui

Kaneohe’s Steisha Sheather, 22, won the 2013 Miss Latina Hawaii crown Feb. 9 on a platform of “Dream Big.” The Kamehameha grad and LCC alumna, who also shared the Popularity Award, now aims for the Miss Hawaii title in June … Speaking of June, Kailua sixth-grader Ryan Garcia is the Board of Water Supply’s “Mr. June,” which features his artwork in June on the BWS 2013 Water Conservation Calendar. Download it from hbws.org, or stop by the Beretania office for a copy …


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Chasen Ardo

WCC student Sarah Kapalihiwa Bilyeu (from a very musical family) knows what’s good to hear, and she recommends the Mana Maoli All-Star Kanipila (jam session) Friday at Fresh Cafe, starting with workshops at 4:30 p.m., then jamming until after midnight with the Islands’ best musicians, all to benefit Hawaiian charter schools (295-6262) … Kaneohe’s Heather Knutson has joined the Hawaii Employers Council as senior human resources consultant and staff attorney …

Kathie Wells (263-6703) links schools with stuff they need at communityhelpingschools.org. Latest wish: a doll house for Lanikai El. and miniature dolls (for a doll house) at Keolu El. And thanks to Lanikai’s Joanne Farmer who gave a baby gate to Mokapu El. after reading about it here … Castle High transition coordinator Amanda Miyamoto reminds college hopefuls that the correct website is fafsa.gov for college financial aid, NOT the scam site fafsa.com

Chasen Ardo (Windward School for Adults 2009) has graduated from Air National Guard basic training at Lackland AFB, Texas … There’s a reception at 5:30 p.m. today (Feb. 20) at Pegge Hopper Gallery for Lanikai artist Susan McGovney, whose “Celebration” show is in view now through March 2 at the Chinatown gallery (524-1160) … Donna Lee Napua Kaanaana Fernandez, who dances with Hula Halau O Kekela of Laie, placed in the top four of the kupuna solo competition Jan. 19 at PCC’s Moanikeala Hula Festival