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Fifth-grade student Carly Dudoit from Kualapuu Public Conversion Charter School receives recognition for her grand prize award-winning poem in the 18th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Peace Poetry Awards at the Molokai Youth Center. She is shown with contest director Melinda Gohn. -- International Peace Poem  Project photo

5th-grader wins Molokai peace poetry contest

Fifth-grade student Carly Dudoit from Kualapuu Public Conversion Charter School was awarded the grand prize in the 18th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Peace Poetry Awards on June 1 before a crowd of more than 80 people. “We are delighted to receive work of this caliber from this young ...

Tucker Jahrmarkt

PYCC awards two scholarships

The Pa‘ia Youth & Cultural Center has announced two recipients of its PYCC Scholarship Fund. Tucker Jahrmarkt was awarded $1,000, the second year he has has been awarded this scholarship. A student at University of Hawaii Maui College, he is currently pursuing his liberal arts degree. ...

University women award 3 scholarships

The American Association of University Women awarded scholarships to three students at the University of Hawaii Maui College during a ceremony held May 2. The scholarship recipients were Marnie Meuser, Lingli Arakaki and Anna Comly. Cornelia Spanier presented a $2,000 scholarship to Meuser, ...

Rotary Club awards Go Green scholarship

The Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset awarded its second annual Go Green academic scholarship to Lily Jenkins on May 30 during its weekly club meeting. Jenkins received $2,500 toward earning a five-year dual degree in environmental science and information systems with a minor in business. She ...

Anne Biedel

Local Briefs

Medical marijuana topic of presentation Dr. Anne Biedel, medical adviser to Pono Life Maui, will give a presentation on the benefits of medical marijuana at the 7 a.m. meeting of the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunrise on Tuesday at the Pioneer Inn. The meeting is open to the public. The $10 fee ...

SHARMAINE DOMINGO, Accepts $1,000 award

HLTA presents first Ho‘okipa Scholarship

The Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Association presented the first Ho‘okipa Scholarship of $1,000 to Sharmaine Domingo of Maui High School at the Maui AgFest on April 1. Maui County Council Chairman Mike White presented the scholarship, along with HLTA board members Gregg Nelson, HLTA’s ...

Federal grant allows UH-MC to expand Upward Bound program

We’re thrilled to announce that our new federal grant for our Upward Bound program allows us to increase the number of schools we serve to seven, up from three. Now, included along with Baldwin, Maui and Molokai, are Lahainaluna, King Kekaulike, Hana and Lanai high schools. We will now be ...

Honor Rolls

MAUI WAENA INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL Fourth Quarter Principal’s List 4.0 Grade-Point Average Grade 8 — Megan Kayla Nicole Agatep, Christian Alejo, Marigold Baldonado, Russell Bueno, Sarah Bumanglag, Jerome Butac, Chensen Cabalse, Kyson Calibuso, Tristan Casco, Colette Cerrafon, Jayden ...

Volunteers weed a 250-foot windbreak of established native mock orange-alahee trees for new plantings of ohia trees and aalii understory. -- LYNN BRITTON photo

New partners join arboretum

A Fleming Arboretum workday on May 20 was organized by Maui Green & Beautiful, formally the Maui Outdoor Circle. A light late morning shower invigorated the participants, a welcome reprieve from down country early summer heat, according to a news release. Volunteers completed weeding a ...

Contest promotes water conservation

The county Department of Water Supply has announced the winners of its eighth annual Water Conservation Poster Contest and of its first Source Water Protection Video Contest. DWS received poster artwork from 770 students from kindergarten to 8th grade and several creative and inspiring ...

Honor Rolls

KALAMA INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL Fourth Quarter Renaissance Students Kalama Intermediate School’s Renaissance program recognizes a combination of academic achievement, good citizenship and community service. 4.0 Grade-Point Average Grade 8 — Noelani Aguera, Shayden Aoyagi, Emma Ayresman, ...

Local Briefs

Ho‘olaule‘a set at Keokea Marketplace Homestead foods, crafts and daylong entertainment in an Upcountry setting will highlight the fourth Keokea Ho‘olaule‘a from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Keokea Marketplace, located at Milepost 17 of Kula Highway. The nonprofit Keokea ...

Duke’s Beach House General Manager Noah Yamada (from left); Princess Nahienaena Elementary School teacher Pam Kaniho; Vice Principal Keola Rogat; counselor Alicia Alcaraz; teacher Linda Rickard; and TS Restaurants Vice President Tammy Fukagawa are shown at the awards ceremony.

Restaurant recognizes 3 educators

Duke’s Beach House recently recognized Alicia Alcaraz, Linda Rickard and Pam Kaniho of Princess Nahienaena Elementary School as Educator of the Month for February, March and April, respectively. Alcaraz, a school counselor, was awarded the February Educator of the Month Award. She has ...

Understanding health care fraud

Health care fraud is widespread. Each year, it causes thousands of older adults to become victims and billions of dollars to be lost by Medicare and Medicaid. As a family caregiver or someone on Medicare, you are in a unique position to protect your loved ones from health care fraud. You can ...

Rotary Club plans lunch meeting on Wednesday

The Rotary Club of Kihei Wailea will have its weekly lunch meeting at noon Wednesday at Mulligans on the Blue in Wailea. There will be no speaker. The meeting is open to the public; lunch is $15. For more information, email margief1202@yahoo.com.

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Collection goes to Maui Food Bank

Kahului Postmaster Sheila Apana (left) and Kahului carrier supervisor Janice Ibarra roll bins full of donations for the Maui Food Bank out of the Kahului Post Office. The donations were collected during the National Association of Letter Carriers’ 25th annual food drive on May 13. Maui ...

Local Briefs

Meeting Monday to discuss reunion The Maui High School Class of 1962 will be holding a meeting Monday to discuss the 55th reunion in Las Vegas. The meeting will be held at 11 a.m. at the Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center food court. The reunion is planned for Sept. 22-23, and those who plan to ...

New Eagle Scouts are Dyllon Oishi-Mochida (from left), Ian Roth, the Rev. Shinkai Murakami, Mitchell Grey, Isaac Kaleo Pena and Wesley Sakutori.

Court of Honor for 5 new Eagle Scouts

The Wailuku Hongwanji Mission Troop 40 Eagle Scout Court of Honor was held on April 15 at the mission. Five Scouts achieved the rank of Eagle. They are: • Dyllon Oishi-Mochida, son of Rai Mochida and the late David Oishi. His Eagle project consisted of removal and rebuilding of an existing ...

Class will teach how to build a 3-D mobile

Maui artist Chelsea Toia-Vaas will show how to build a 3-D mobile during a hands-on art class at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Wailuku Public Library. This two-hour program will include a brief talk, a demonstration and the opportunity for participants to create a daily reminder to build a better ...

Shown at the awards ceremony are Joanne Laird (from left), Victor Terra, Maria Terra, George Kahumoku Jr., Gabrielle Schuerger, Megan Moseley and Heidi Dollinger.

Lahaina Sunset Rotary announces vocational service award winners

The Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset announced that this year’s Vocational Service Award winners are 5A Rent-A-Space and Malama Maui Nui. The Vocational Service Award is presented annually to a business, individual, nonprofit or other organization that provides outstanding service to the ...