Community News

Hirono, Schatz, Gabbard nominate students to service academies

U.S. Sen. Mazie K. Hirono announced her nomination of 44 students to the U.S. military service academies for the Class of 2022. Their applications are now being considered for final selection by the United States Military Academy at West Point, the United States Naval Academy, and the United ...

Ag and science program blessed in Kula

The Kula School Agriculture and Science Program got its official start with blessings and a mahalo luncheon for kupuna alumni and supporters on Feb. 24 at the former Keokea School site. The event began with blessings by kahu Kanani Franco. A lion dance followed courtesy of the Kula Kwock Hing ...

Molokai students experience Discover Pearl Harbor program

For many students from the island of Molokai, traveling to Oahu for a three-day field trip was something new and exciting. But imagine spending two nights at a “sleepover” on a battleship or climbing into a cockpit of a fighter jet. The action-packed itinerary included hands-on ...

‘Moonlight Mele’ and book signing at museum

The Maui Historical Society is hosting a “Moonlight Mele with George Kahumoku Jr. & Friends” benefit concert from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday on the grounds of Hale Ho‘ike‘ike at the Bailey House in Wailuku. Entrance fee is $5 per person with children 12 and under admitted for free. ...

Students from King Kekaulike and Maui Prep win trip to Japan

Twenty-seven schools from across the state sent 135 students to compete in the Japan-America Society of Hawaii’s 15th annual Japan Wizards Statewide Academic Team Competition on Feb. 24 at Kapiolani Community College on Oahu. The annual three-student team competition is a full day of academic ...

Student wins VFW scholarship program; receives trip to D.C.

Luke Jones, a senior at St. Anthony High School, took first place for the VFW Voice of Democracy Scholarship Program for Post 3850 and the VFW Department of Hawaii. The 2017-18 theme is “American History: Our Hope for the Future.” Jones’ entry, “The Past is our Teacher,” was ...

Local Briefs

MEO honors past executive members Maui Economic Opportunity Inc. had its inaugural fundraiser gala March 3 at the King Kamehameha Golf Club. The theme this year was “Honoring Our Past, Supporting Our Future.” All of MEO’s past executives were honored: Elizabeth “Jonesie” Medeiros, ...

College has many ways to help students attain a degree

The sun rises a little earlier, sets a little later. The rains are subsiding, regular wind patterns are returning. Upcountry will soon be awash in jacaranda purple. It’s spring. It’s time for Maui County high-schoolers and their families to turn their thoughts to college. And college is ...

Grants

Foundations and entities who contributed recently to Maui County community nonprofits and others are as follows: Maui Electric Co. presented Akaku: Maui Community Media with an $8,000 donation to support its “Maui Youth Now” program. The program provides Akaku Youth Media Exchange ...

Honor Rolls

KAMEHAMEHA SCHOOLS Maui Middle School Third Quarter Headmaster’s List 4.0 Grade-Point Average Grade 6 — Staysia Haleakala, Cienna Kalehuawehe, Isaac Kamaka-Brayce, Kalei Lono, Kadence Merritt, Haylee Pruse, Caroline Sloper, Kailea Tuitele, Jai Viela, Emi Wunder Grade 7 — ...

Park celebrates Junior Rangers with ‘ope‘ape‘a researcher

The National Park Service’s Junior Ranger Program invites youths to earn a Junior Ranger badge, learn about the endangered ‘ope‘ape‘a (Haw-aiian hoary bat), and take a hike with Haleakala National Park staff on Tuesday. There is no charge for this event. The talk about the endangered ...

Internship program at Haleakala National Park seeks candidates

Applications are being accepted for the 2018 ‘Imi i ka Lama Collegiate Internship Program at Haleakala National Park. There will be six positions available in the fields of endangered wildlife management, facilities management, interpretation, cultural resource management, team leader and ...

Ho‘omau concert celebrates Hawaiian immersion preschool

Na Leo Pulama o Maui, the nonprofit group of the Hawaiian immersion preschool of Punana Leo o Maui, invites the public to celebrate a living Hawaiian language at the 31st annual Ho‘omau Hawaiian Music Concert from 9 a.m. to sunset Saturday at Maui Nui Botanical Gardens in Kahului. The ...

County of Maui budget team receives award

Mayor Alan Arakawa announced that the County of Maui has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada for the county’s fiscal year 2018 budget. This is the 25th consecutive year that the county has ...

MHS class of ’76 plans 60th birthday celebration

The Maui High School Class of 1976 will have a “Happy 60th Birthday” celebration beginning at 5:30 p.m. April 28 at the King Kamehameha Golf Club. The “Deja vu Once in a Lifetime” themed event will include dinner in a private room and dancing to live music by Asian Blend and special ...

Local Briefs

MHS graduate is counselor of year Maui High School graduate Bianca Yanuaria is the Hawaii School Counselor of the Year and was honored Feb. 2 in Washington, D.C., at the American School Counselor Association’s 2018 School Counselor of the Year Ceremony with former first lady Michelle ...

Program to introduce GRANDcares Youth Club on April 5

It has always been an important cultural tradition on Maui to involve multiple generations — parents, grandparents and even great-grandparents — in raising young family members. The idea “it takes a village to raise a child” is part of the rich culture of our island. But there are ...

Grants

Foundations and entities who contributed recently to Maui County community nonprofits and others are as follows: The Maui Humane Society has been selected by Mutt Nation Foundation as a grant recipient of the “Mutts Across America: 50 States/50 Shelters,” and has received a check in the ...

In the Service

U.S. Air Force Airman Jaden B. James has graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and ...

Honor Rolls

SEABURY HALL Upper School Third Quarter Headmaster’s List 3.7-Plus Grade-Point Average Grade 12 — Brandon Barreno, Noah Bigelow, Isabella Blair, Sailor Bockius, Jun Cai, Bailey Dalzell, Abigail Drood, Conan Gentil, Kaya Givensel, Chase Granum, Ka’ilihiwa Greig, Nicholas Heerema, ...