Kailua-Kona dental hygienist honored
Laura A. Mallery-Sayre
of Kailua-Kona was honored recently by the American Dental Hygienists' Association for contributing significantly to the dental hygiene profession. She received the 2007 Alfred C. Fones Award during the association's annual meeting in New Orleans. She is a clinical dental hygienist and office manager in a practice she and her husband, Dr. Frank Sayre, own that specializes in aesthetic and implant dentistry.
She serves as the American Dental Hygienists' Association state education liaison for Hawaii and the Hawaii liaison to the ADHA Institute of Oral Health.
Alexander & Baldwin Foundation pledged a $50,000 capital grant toward Bishop Museum's Hawaiian Hall Restoration Project. The grant will be used to help restore historic cases made from native koa, which have housed artifacts in Hawaiian Hall for more than 100 years.
The restoration began in June 2006 and is expected to take more than two years to complete. The $21 million renovation is the first major renovation of the building in more than 100 years.
Damien Memorial School was given the first of four installments of a $100,000 grant from the First Hawaiian Bank Foundation. The funds will go toward the renovation of Damien's locker room facilities.
Shining Stars appears several times a week in the Star-Bulletin