Parking lot work to shutter Keokea park
The county's Sun Yat Sen Park in Keokea will be closed beginning June 2 while improvements are made to its parking lot, according to a Department of Parks and Recreation announcement.
The project is expected to take 120 days, with reopening targeted for Oct. 2.
Rojac Construction has the $144,400 contract to grade and pave the parking area, install a drainage system and design an accessible parking stall.
For more information, contact parks project manager Paul Taylor at 270-6173.
Military academies admit isle students
Three Maui County students have been awarded admission to U.S. military academies, U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard announced.
Kula residents Iain Armitage and Erin Lindsey, both seniors at Kamehameha Schools Maui, were offered admission to the U.S. Air Force Academy; and Kahului resident Trent Hori of Maui High School was admitted to the U.S. Naval Academy.
Four other Hawaii students were awarded admission to the military academies, Gabbard said.
She said they will begin their enrollment in early June.
"These selfless and committed young adults have chosen to dedicate their lives in service to their country," Gabbard said. "I am so proud of their willingness to raise their hand in service to our nation. I wish them the very best as they pursue their education and military training at these prestigious academies."
International fair honors Molokai girl
Molokai High School student Sarah Jenkins took the third place grand award in animal science at the recent International Science & Engineering Fair in Los Angeles, according to an announcement from the Hawaii Academy of Science.
Jenkins also won a special award of a full five-year scholarship (valued at $250,000) to Drexel University, a private research university based in Philadelphia.
Also at the science fair, Maui High School students Christopher Kim and Thomas Sturm garnered the third place grand prize in physics and astronomy. In addition, they won the Sigma Xi award, valued at $2,000.
The Maui County students were among a 25-member Hawaii contingent that came home with 18 awards.
Overall, the fair drew 1,750 participants from more than 70 countries, regions and territories.