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Hawaii STEM competition Maui County winners announced

The 10th annual Hawaii STEM Conference was held May 1 and 2 at the Hawaii Convention Center on Oahu. It was presented by STEMworks, a statewide initiative of Maui Economic Development Board Inc. More than 1,000 educators and students from more than 100 schools and 215 industry partner ...

Portuguese festival set at Heritage Hall

The Portuguese Association of Maui will present its annual Festa Portuguesa Maui from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Heritage Hall, 401 Baldwin Ave. in Paia. Admission is free and the public is welcome. Festa Portuguesa Maui is supported in part by the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the ...

Teachers recognized at Lahaina school

Duke’s Beach House recently recognized four educators at Lahaina’s Princess Nahi‘ena‘ena Elementary School as Educator of the months of December, January, February and March. Fifth-grade teacher and grade-level chair Pamela Kaniho was awarded the December Educator of the Month Award ...

School accepting scholarship funds

Roots School in Haiku announced that it has become a participating School Collaborator with Kamehameha Schools’ Kipona Scholarship Program. Students in kindergarten through 8th grade who have been awarded a Kipona Scholarship may now use these tuition aid funds to attend Roots School. ...

Foundation awards 10 college scholarships

The Mamoru and Aiko Takitani Foundation Inc. has awarded 10 high school seniors from Maui County scholarship awards in its annual Legacy Scholarship Program. Lahainaluna High School senior Stacia Eng has been selected as Maui District’s Finalist, winning a $5,000 scholarship. nine other Maui ...

Keiki camp will teach Hawaiian culture

Maui keiki ages 8 through 16 are invited to join a culturally immersive and educational camp during the week of June 17-21 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The camp will primarily be led by Vene Chun, a Hawaiian cultural practitioner who has been taught for many years by his elder, Kimokeo ...

Local Briefs

Introductory course in ki-aikido to begin A public introductory course in ki-aikido for adults and teens will be offered on four consecutive Thursday nights June 6 through 27 at the Shunshinkan Dojo of Maui Ki-Aikido, 194 S. Market St. in Wailuku, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Ki-aikido is a ...

Dreams come true for two recent UH-Maui College graduates

It is a rite of passage that takes place every spring in cities and towns from coast to coast. We commonly call it “graduation.” I prefer to call it by its “official” name — commencement. For it truly marks the beginning of a new life chapter for many thousands of students. Late ...

Honor Rolls

LAHAINALUNA HIGH SCHOOL Third Quarter 4.0-Plus Grade-Point Average These students exceeded the 4.0 scale because of their work in Advanced Placement, college-level courses. Grade 10 — Caitlin Raquel Baclay, Ariana Pacleb, Rejina Ria Yagin Grade 11 — Anjanette Patricia Aveno, Hailey ...

Mural will tell a story

Maui artist Kirk Kurokawa was working last week on a mural he is painting in front of the Nisei Veterans Memorial Center in Kahului. He started the project in March and it took him about a week to finish the first image. There are 12 images in total and if he continues at the current pace, he ...

‘Bids for Kids’ benefit takes place Saturday

People for Educational Equality will have its biennial “Bids for Kids,” a fundraiser that will benefit the Lahaina Complex Tutor Project, from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Aina Nalu Pavilion in Lahaina. The evening will include pupu, drinks, music from Paul West and a silent auction. ...

Local Briefs

Toastmaster places second in contest Daniela Fournier, a member of Maui’s No Ka Oi Toastmasters Club, placed second in the District 49 International Speech Contest on Oahu on May 4. District 49 represents the State of Hawaii. The International Speech Contest has the potential to take ...

PYCC awards two scholarships

The Pa‘ia Youth & Cultural Center has announced the recipients of the annual PYCC Scholarship Fund, funded this year by the Campbell family. In existence since 2005, the scholarship is open to any multiyear active member of PYCC who is a high school senior, or has a GED, or is in their ...

Program aims to develop future conservation leaders

Applications are being accepted for Na Hua Ho‘ohuli i ka Pono, a service-learning program designed to help develop Maui’s next generation of conservation leaders. The Ho‘oilo 2019-20 term will be 19 hours per week from Oct. 14 to June 6, 2020. Participants will earn a biweekly ...

Maui schools in Hiki No program bring home awards

Hawaii students from Hiki No: The Nation’s First Statewide News Network brought home nearly 20 percent of the awards at the prestigious Student Television Network Convention, a rigorous student media competition held recently in Seattle. The four-day event — open to intermediate and high ...

Winners announced in art competition

The office of U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard hosted an awards ceremony on May 12 in coordination with the Hawai‘i Art Education Association and Youth Art Month, where the winning pieces of the 2019 Kaha Ki‘i 2nd Congressional District Art Competition were announced and the high school artists who ...

Honor Rolls

MAUI HIGH SCHOOL Third Quarter 4.0-Plus Grade-Point Average Some students earned higher than 4.0 grade-point averages because of their work in Advanced Placement, college-level classes. Grade 12 — Tyra Anne Acoba, Rolena Lynn Agpaoa, Chris Ann Alejo, Juliana Andrade, Tricha ...

Conversations to have when determining one’s ability to drive

Car keys are a symbol of freedom, independence, and convenience. But for some they can bring about feelings of stress, worry and danger. The question many caregivers, family members and older adults have is: “When is it no longer safe to drive?” Statistically, older adults as a group are ...

Rotary clubs install rescue tubes at West Maui county beach parks

The three Rotary clubs of Lahaina recently installed 33 yellow rescue tubes at nine West Maui county beach parks. The rescue tubes are to provide assistance to swimmers in distress. “We are very grateful to the strong encouragement and support from retired Battalion Chief Colin Yamamoto ...

Ride of Silence takes place Saturday

The annual Ride of Silence from Kihei to Kahului and back will take place from 8:45 a.m. to approximately noon on Saturday. The ride is conducted in hundreds of locations every year to honor cyclists who have been hit or killed while riding on public roadways. This includes Karl Hagen, a Maui ...