Second grant helps theater program
The Hawaii Theatre Center
received its second grant of $52,000 from the Mary D. and Walter F. Frear Eleemosynary Trust
to pay a director to run its educational programs. Last year the trust awarded its first grant of $52,000 to hire Hester Kamin as education director for students in kindergarten through 12th grade.
Hawaii Maoli, the nonprofit entity of the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs, and the Ko'olaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club received $25,000 from the Harold K.L. Castle Foundation. The fund will support a series of events through December called "Celebrate Kaneohe Bay" and the 70th anniversary of the Ko'olaupoko club.
Chaminade University senior Charissa Kahue recently was honored by the Council on Undergraduate Research for her biomedical research last summer at the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., for a research project involving novel drug therapy for leukemia.
The 7th Annual Maui Matsuri Japanese cultural festival awarded first prizes to the following winners: Manga -- Chase Tamaki, Aysha Nishibayashi-Rincon, Seo Yeon K. Orite and Amanda Yamamoto; traditional art -- Mealani Nako, Gabriel Salazar, Dane Chang Leong and Marissa Lee.
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