By The Way
Blow Your Horn
Honolulu Centennial Celebration Commission is seeking 100 conch shell blowers
for the big kick-off event. All conch shell blowers who are interested in
participating in this historic event and are available on July 1, may contact
Wayne Panoke, Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts, at 523-4674 or by e-mail
Bird Rehab Haven (WBRH) recently held two training seminars on wild bird care at
the Hawaiian Humane Society. “We receive calls everyday from people who find
birds but our group is limited in the number of birds we can care for.
Ultimately our goal is to establish a rehabilitation center here on Oahu for the
birds, but until that time we are asking caring members of our community to help
us raise and release orphaned birds out of their homes,” said
Linda Leveen, director of the organization. Shown here is a two-day old
are now being taken for the Waianae Song Composition Contest, designed to
encourage the composition of new Hawaiian language songs in the tradition of
post-contact Hawaiian music. The contest focuses specifically on compositions
that honor the Wai-anae District on Oahu. Deadline for entries is July 1.
Winners will be showcased at a live concert at the Makaha Resort on Sat., Aug.
20. For information, contact Kimo Alama Keaulana at 664-2101.
Maritime Center celebrated the end of its Financial Freedom Campaign with the
“Burning of the Mortgage” mahalo
reception last month. Dr. Bill Brown, president
& chief executive of-ficer of Bishop Museum and its sister museum, the
Hawaii Maritime Center, joined the Bishop Museum Board of Directors, Bob Krauss,
Allen Doane, and individuals who contributed to the success of the $1.4 million
debt retirement campaign. The HMC Financial Freedom Campaign kicked off in 2004,
and it received tremendous support from businesses and individuals. Krauss
initiated the campaign with a personal pledge of $100,000 and challenged others
to do the same. In response, Allen Doane presented a $100,000 gift from the
A&B Foundation and many others followed suit. Shown here, Bill Brown (Bishop
Museum), Bob Krauss (Columnist and Maritime Historian), and Allen Doane
(Alexander & Bald-win) symbolically burn the Hawaii Maritime Center
public high school students from Oahu have been awarded $1,000 scholarships from
Hawaii Self Storage toward a degree at the college or university of their
choice. Each will receive $1,000 toward their tuition, which will be renewable
yearly for a maximum
of two years for associate degrees and four years for bachelor’s degrees. The 2005 scholarship program winners are from: Moanalua High School, Jared Taniguchi, Evelyn-Rose Hata, and Jomel Renee Sumira; Farrington High School; Thinh Vu and Somphone Chanthanam; Radford High School, Lindsey Wooldridge; Nanakuli High School, Dustin Kauhane and; Pearl City High School, Jessica Lum.
Children’s Alliance of Hawaii will receive a check for $26,000, the proceeds
of a benefit concert created and organized by two Punahou School students, River
Kim and Tierney Morikawa, together with their steering committee of about a
dozen youth volunteers, who just wanted to give something back. The Second
Annual Malama Jam, a variety concert and dance program staged by dozens of
students from a number of schools along with a handful of adults, was held last
month in the Mamiya Theatre at Saint Louis School.
the ninth year in a row, “Kalamalama,” the HPU student-produced newspaper
received a top national award – this time for Outstanding Cartoon – and also
a national First Place award that placed the paper among the top college
newspapers in the nation. In other award news, “Honolulu Magazine” won a
Gold Award for General Excellence at the national City and Regional Magazine
Association con-vention. Recently, the “Oahu Island News” received an award
for general excellence as well from the Hawaii Publisher’s Association.
Windward United Church of Christ will award four scholarships from the Holmes
Living Memorial Trust to four high school seniors from the Windward side of Oahu
this month. Selected to receive $750 each are Crystal Amote (Punahou), Valerie
Galluzzi (Punahou), Emily Gammon (Kalaheo) and David Nishimoto (Kalaheo).
Co-ed Cheerleading team has made Hawaii history, winning the National
Cheerleaders Association Collegiate Championships for the third year in a row.
The HPU Small Co-ed Cheer team also won first place, as did HPU’s mascot,
Sharkey the Sea Warrior.
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Lance Suzuki, a high school economics teacher at Maryknoll
School, Honolulu, has won a $10,000 prize for being named the western regional
finalist for the 2005 NASDAQ National Teaching Awards. The western region for
which Suzuki won the teachers award includes Alaska, Arizona, California, Idaho,
Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming as well as Hawaii.