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Student gets perfect score in math contestSeabury Hall 8th grader David Shiraki topped 618 other Hawaii middle-school students across the state to win with a perfect score in the annual American Math Competition 8.Out of the 110,827 competitors nationwide, only 178 students earned a perfect ...

40 VEX robotics teams compete on Valley Isle

Forty VEX robotics teams competed Jan. 10 at Kamehameha Schools Maui gymnasium in the Hawaiian Electric Co. Hawaii State VEX Robotics Championship.Seven teams qualified for the World VEX Championships, which will take place in Louisville, Ky., in April.In two-team alliances, qualifying rounds ...

Volunteers sought for rain garden installation

Volunteers are invited to join Surfrider Foundation and several partner organizations from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday to help install a rain garden at Kalepolepo Beach Park in Kihei.The day will be spent learning how these gardens protect nearshore waters.Volunteers will help with the final ...

Lions clubs to collect eyeglasses, hearing aids

The sixth annual "Lions in Sight" eyeglass and hearing aid collection will take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Wal-Mart in Kahului and at LensCrafters in the Queen Ka'ahumanu Center.The Maui drive is part of a worldwide effort by Lions Club members.Lions will also be collecting used ...

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Cat spay/neuter clinic on Saturday9th Life Hawaii is holding its monthly free/low cost cat spay/neuter clinic on Saturday. All cats are welcome except noticeably pregnant cats. A $35 donation is suggested, but the service is always free in cases of hardship.Volunteers will pick up cats at ...

Scholarship winners advance to competitions in Honolulu

The 2015 Miss Maui, Miss Maui Outstanding Teen and Mister Maui Hawai'i scholarship competitions took place Jan. 10 at the Maui Theatre in Lahaina.Four young women will be competing for the title of Miss Hawai'i, which is a preliminary to the Miss America Scholarship Program.They are: Shelly ...

Creating a health history

Do you have a family health history record? Is it just for older adults or is it helpful for all ages?The National Institutes of Health is encouraging families to create family health histories, written records of a family's health conditions and diseases. A good record includes medical ...

Honor Rolls

SEABURY HALLMiddle School2nd QuarterHeadmaster's List3.7-Plus Grade-Point AverageGrade 7 - Avari Akeo, Justin Bejenaru, Sienna Bigelow, Megan Bouthillier, Tahiti Cabrinha, Caitlyn Campbell, Steven Doan, Kala'i Fong, Keala Frost Lopez, Sophia Horovitz, Sean Janneck, Taylie Kawakami, Sasha ...

Mother of sex trafficking victim shares her story

Vicki Zito's 17-year-old daughter was on spring break in 2008 when she got permission from her mother to drive to a grocery store with a girlfriend 1 mile from their home in El Dorado Hills, Calif.She was kidnapped in the parking lot.Within five hours, she became a victim of sexual trafficking ...

‘What Every Parent Should Know About Drugs’ subject of free talk

Gary Shimabukuro from Laulima Hawaii will speak Tuesday at a Seabury Hall Parent Organization presentation about the impact substance abuse has on schools and the community.The free event will start at 6:30 p.m. in the school's 'A'ali'ikuhonua Creative Arts Center in Olinda.During his "What ...

UH Maui Fit offers free drop-in classes

UH Maui Fit is offering free drop-in classes during the first week of the spring semester, which begins Monday.The fitness center at the University of Hawaii Maui College has more than 30 weekly fitness classes, including boot camp, yoga, Flyn' HI Fitness, Muay Thai novice, Zumba, pilates, ...

JCS to honor Furukawa for contributions to arts, culture

The Japanese Cultural Society of Maui has announced that Deron Furukawa will receive its prestigious Nihon Bunka Award at its annual Shinnen Enkai (new year's) dinner on Jan. 24 in the Elleair Rainbow Room at the Maui Beach Hotel.The Shinnen Enkai will begin at 5:30 p.m. with the traditional ...

Medicare pageant educates populace

Bringing elegance back into the lives of an aging generation, the inaugural Ms. Medicare Pageant showcased six Maui and Oahu women who are all part of the Medicare program.The pageant was held Dec. 20 at the Pacific Beach Hotel Marlin Room in Honolulu with a sold-out crowd of 75."I notice a lot ...

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Registration open for SAT prep courseAll high school, charter school, home school and other program students are invited to join Seabury Hall's SAT Prep Course. The program will meet twice a week from Jan. 25 to March 11. It is designed for juniors to take the SAT and/or the ACT in spring 2015 ...

Argentine ant a threat to rare endemic insects of Haleakala

The flightless moth of Haleakala is one of the more dramatic examples of evolution in Hawaiian insects. Known to science as Thyrocopa apatela, this moth lives only on the barren slopes of Maui's highest peak. As caterpillars, they spin webs in rock crevices to catch dead leaves blowing past for ...

Winter Keiki Story Time at Whole Foods

Joanne and Larry Laird, program directors for the Read Aloud America Program, will present a Winter Keiki Story Time at Whole Foods Market in Kahului at 2 p.m. Jan. 18 in the deli area.This 30-minute story time is geared for children pre-kindergarten through 2nd grade. The story time will ...

Italian theme for potluck

The Italian American Club of Maui will host a potluck at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Kaunoa Senior Center, 401 Alakapa Place in Spreckelsville. The potluck dinner theme will be Italian food. Attendees are asked to bring a dish that serves five or more. The event is open to the public. For more ...

Tickets available for JCS new year dinner

The Japanese Cultural Society of Maui will welcome the Year of the Sheep at its annual Shinnen Enkai (new year) dinner Jan. 24 at the Elleair Rainbow Room at the Maui Beach Hotel. The Shinnen Enkai will begin at 5:30 p.m. with the traditional otoso (sake welcome) with no-host cocktail hour to ...