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Scholarships awarded to 2 Baldwin students

The Japanese Cultural Society of Maui recently presented a $1,000 scholarship to Baldwin High School graduates Layke Yamauchi and Stefani-Frances Sachiko Balala.Yamauchi, the son of Lance and Lynn Yamauchi, will be attending Oregon State University and majoring in biology. Some of his ...

Duke’s Beach House awards staff at Princess Nahienaena Elementary School

Duke's Beach House recently recognized Desirae Kapuras, Eileen Medvec and Lora-Lea LaMarre of Princess Nahienaena Elementary School as Educator of the Month for March, April and May, respectively. The honorees were nominated for their outstanding work and dedication to the school.Kapuras, a ...

July 15 application deadline for fellows program

The Fund for the Pacific Century, a charitable, nonprofit organization, is accepting applications for its 15th class of Pacific Century Fellows. The program, modeled after the White House Fellows Program, is designed to recognize and encourage Hawaii's future leaders.The nine-month program will ...

Baldwin graduate wins full college scholarship

Baldwin High School graduate David Cabanero has been admitted to Wesleyan University and has been awarded a full, four-year Questbridge National College Match Scholarship.Questbridge received 11,654 applications from students across the nation for 2014-15. After a first round selection of 4,180 ...

AAUW awards 3 scholarships

Three students in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields at the University of Hawaii Maui College recently received scholarships from the American Association of University Women.Cheska Rhose Liwag, who is working toward a Bachelor of Applied Science and Information ...

Maui Canoe Club awards scholarship

Taylor "Lihau" Collier is the recipient of a $1,000 college scholarship from the Maui Canoe Club.She is a 2015 graduate of King Kekaulike High School and had a 4.0 grade-point average over all four years.Collier has participated in canoe races with both the Hawaiian Canoe Club and Lae'ula o ...

Homesteaders association awards two scholarships

The Waiohuli Hawaiian Homesteaders Association recently awarded $1,000 scholarships to Karlee-Ann K.M. Peters and Rachel A. Kaulupali.Both girls are residents of Waiohuli, Kula.Peters is a 2015 graduate of King Kekaulike High School. She will attend the University of Hawaii Maui College in the ...

Scholarships go to two women

LeUsoga Samoa Of Maui $500 scholarships have been awarded to two young women of Samoan ancestry: Grace Fisher of Maui High School and Tiare Laufou of Kamehameha Schools Maui.Both students will be attending the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Turtle nesting season is here

Summer is finally here, bringing us brighter days, warmer weather and a new turtle-nesting sea-son. From now until December, Hawaii's sea turtles will be busy digging nests and laying eggs around Maui's beautiful shoreline.A successful nesting season is vital for the survival of Hawaiian sea ...

Local Briefs

Free drop-ins this week at Maui FitUH Maui Fit is offering free drop-ins to any of its fitness classes from Monday to Saturday, followed by 50 percent off summer membership starting July 6.The fitness center at the University of Hawaii Maui College has a summer schedule of nearly 30 classes, ...

Training center provides police with tactical medical program

The Maui EMS Training Center conducted a Law Enforcement First Response - Tactical Casualty Care course in April.Located at the University of Hawaii Maui College, the center is part of the University of Hawaii and is affiliated with Kapiolani Community College's Department of Emergency Medical ...

Rotary Clubs bring home district awards

Four Maui Rotary Clubs recently took home awards at the Rotary International District 5000 Convention at the Hilton Waikaloa Resort on the Big Island in the categories listed below:* The Rotary Club of Kihei Sunrise was named Club-of-the-Year for the Small Club Division and won awards in the ...

LHS Foundation presents more than $179,000 in scholarships

The Lahainaluna High School Foundation presented 43 administered scholarships from 29 different donors, for a total awarded amount exceeding $179,000 at a ceremony in Lahainaluna's new cafeteria on May 6.This year's awards included three new scholarships, two created and funded by Lahainaluna ...

Scholarships perpetuate the legacy of Bill Conner

Valley Isle Road Runners has initiated a new scholarship to perpetuate the legacy of Bill Conner, a longtime member of the Maui running community.The first two recipients of the 2015 Billy Conner Scholarship in Track and Field and Cross Country are Keoni Frampton of Kamehameha Schools Maui and ...

Book about Haleakala Ranch recognized with media award

The book "Haleakala Ranch: Celebrating the 125th Anniversary" was recognized with an Interpretive Media Award at Historic Hawai'i Foundation's 2015 Preservation Honor Awards Ceremony in Honolulu on June 8. Scott Meidell, vice president and general manager for Haleakala Ranch Co., accepted the ...

EdVenture offers new series of culinary classes

Ever wondered how to make the perfect polenta? Thought about transforming your backyard into an edible garden? Do the very words "bananas foster flambe" make your mouth water? If so, you'll want to take a look at a whole new series of culinary classes being offered this summer through ...

3 Iao students receive top awards at ceremony

Josh Ooka and Kimi Kimura were honored as Outstanding Male and Outstanding Female Academic Students, and Karl Jason Calimag was recognized with the Masao Okasako Community Service Award during Iao School's 22nd annual Renaissance Foundation Awards Ceremony May 26 at Baldwin High School ...

Maui Hotel & Lodging Association awards $13,000 in scholarships

The Maui Hotel & Lodging Association recently awarded at total of $13,000 in scholarships: $6,000 in scholarships to six University of Hawaii Maui College students and $7,000 in scholarships to five Academy of Hospitality students from Baldwin and Maui high schools.Three students from ...

Lanai student to attend writing program

From July 18 to Aug. 1, Lanai High and Elementary School student Jayde Fernandez will travel to Iowa City, Iowa, to take part in Between the Lines, a creative writing and cultural exchange program for promising young writers."We are so excited to have a student coming all the way from Hawaii. ...