Heald College awards scholarships
awarded more than $115,000 in scholarships to high school students graduating this year. Winners of Merit Gold Scholarships, valued at $10,275, are Jeffrey Gallardo
of Kapaa High School; Taisha-Lynn Kalawe Ross
, Waiakea High School; Christine Martini
, Mililani High School; Jonathan Mather
, Covenant Home School; Danielle Redilla
and Gladys Valdez
, Waipahu High School.
The Hawaii Paralegal Association elected the following to its 2007-2008 board of directors: Cheryl Ching, president and membership director; Lesa Douglas-Wong, vice president/public relations director; Nicole "Kaliko" Siu, secretary; and Cynthia L. Ney, treasurer. Ney, a litigation paralegal at Carlsmith Ball, also received the association's Career Achievement Award. Barabara L. Richie, a self-employed paralegal, was given the Paralegal of the Year Award. Ronell Badua, a student at Kapiolani Community College, received the annual HPA Scholarship.
Catherine Hawkins, a counselor at Innovations Public Charter School in Kailua-Kona on the Big Island, received a $2,500 grant from the Teaching Tolerance project of the Southern Poverty Law Center in Montgomery, Ala. She will use the grant to fund a program called, "Vision of our Values," to create murals depicting values such as justice and respect.
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