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Suzanne Frazer and Dean Otsuki of B.E.A.C.H. have won $5,000 from the League of Women Voters for outstanding volunteer service to Hawaii’s environment and marine life. The Hawaii Kai couple has removed thousand of pounds of marine debris from our beaches since 2005 and reduced improper plastics disposal. See their latest efforts at b-e-a-c-h.org …


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Chanel Wayne

Aina Haina’s Riley Sakamoto and Kaimuki’s Summer Scott had starring roles in last weekend’s Iolani’s musical How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying … Online voting helps! Kaiser High junior Aaron Nee‘s great design (out of 2,700 submitted) won the Alaska Airlines “Spirit of the Islands” paint-the-plane contest, which comes with a $5,000 scholarship, a family trip to New York and yet another trip for four to any of AA’s destinations.

Oh, and they’ll put his design on a Boeing 737-800. Kahala Elementary student Yali Santillan Alvarez won Honorable Mention and $1,000 …Sacred Hearts Academy and Kamiloiki Elementary talents are in the 2013 Board of Water Supply calendar on water conservation. SHA’s Courtney Malina is the poet on the July page, and KES’s John Esteban has his poster on the October page. Get your copy at hbws.org …

HPU’s advertising association has named Hawaii Kai’s Chanel Wayne its Most Promising Minority Student of 2013, a distinction that came with a trip last month to a prestigious industry immersion program in NYC. A reporter for the college paper, she also won praise for her writing and storytelling … Amber Ricci shares that she teaches Yoga for Everybody at 6 p.m. Tuesdays in a nice Hawaii Kai setting (255-9839) … Kaimuki’s Roland Shar was Honolulu Home-Loans’ top producer in January with a total of $2,875,500 in mortgage loans …

U.S Air Force Capt. Evan-Yutaka Masunaga and dentist (Kaiser 2002) has been named Company Grade Officer of the Quarter for the 51st Dental Squadron and Medical Group at Osan Air Base in Korea … In need of some world peace? As president of All Believers Network, Hawaii Kai’s Saleem Ahmed works toward making Hawaii the Inter-Faith Harmony Capital of the World. His latest book is Islam: A Religion of Peace? (371-9360)