These island residents or groups recently earned scholarships or academic recognition:
Scholarships and academic honors
First-prize winners of the 42nd Hawaii State Science and Engineering Fair include Kapua Medeiros of Kamehameha, senior research division; Lovey Walker of Benjamin Parker Elementary, junior research division; and Matthew Cordoza of St. Louis, junior display division.
Other top winners include Lizhou "Lisa" Wang of Iolani; Walter Coronel, Chris Ross of Hawaii Preparatory Academy, senior research; Lovey Walker of Parker; Blake Kurisu, Mari Ono of Waiakea; Jenna Yoshimura, St. Andrews Priory, junior research division; Tracie-Lee Akiona, St. Ann; Matt Dorsey, St. John Vianney, junior display division.
The 46 students and teachers from several schools who attended the Close Up Foundation government studies program in Washington, D.C., to see how the government operates include the following: Nicholas Ehrhorn, Mark Robinson, Iolani; Mayu Arita, Jamie Cabuyadao, Dawn Cruz, Julia English, Sara Ishizaki, Kara Lee, Tuan Nguyen, Shantell O'Brien, Luise Pangelinan, Brandi Truitt, Doleen Walker, Tertia Yee, Kaimuki High;
Adam Escobar, Athena Hollins, Chari-Ann Luis, Kira McCauliffe, Ruby Padamada, Samson Winchester, Elson Wong, Waiakea High;
Melody Arnold, Shaun Chillingworth, Kahana Demellow, William Lapilio, Vivian Little, Richard Medeiros, John Miranda, Pohaokalani Sonoda-Burgess, Ku'i Wedemeyer, Kamehameha Schools;
Nichole Banquil, Leroy Dikito Jr., Charles Manning, Malissa Naehu, Leanne Okamoto, Jennifer Pasion, Adam Quezada, Pahoa High and Intermediate;
Anthony Agozzino, John Alameida Jr., Ronald Han, Noah Juan, Christopher Kim, Nicholas Lindblad, William Milks, Scott Northup, Jordane Nuttall, St. Louis.