Mililani student gets scholar honor
» Kyle Monette
of Mililani High School was the only winner from Hawaii among 100 high school seniors across the nation to be named a Toyota Community Scholar. More than 8,000 students were nominated by their schools. Scholarships from $10,000 to $20,000 were awarded for study at a four-year college or university.
The non-profit Dental Samaritans awarded $2,000 to the Department of Dental Hygiene at the University of Hawaii-Manoa to enable students to provide oral health education at homeless shelters in Kalaeloa and Kakaako and in the UH dental hygiene clinic. The Samaritans also gave the Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center $3,200 to help youngsters with its in-school sealant program.
William E. Aull won the Mid-Pacific Institute Alumni Association's 2007 Wa'ahila Award for outstanding achievement in his field and contribution to his alma mater. Aull was president of the former Hawaiian Trust Company, now known as the Bank of Hawaii Trust Company.
The National Center for Learning Disabilities has named ASSETS students Davin Char and Sean Haggerty as winners in a national competition for artwork that expressed what life is like with learning differences. Char, a recent graduate from Hawaii Kai, won in the category for artists 18-years-old and above. Haggerty, a sixth-grader from Kaneohe, won in the 4-to-13-years-old category. They each won $500.
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