Maryknoll School alumni receive awards
» Maryknoll School recently honored three alumni, Dr. Reynold Shirai
(class of 1947), Paul Chinen
('57) and Haunani Apoliona
('67) as 2007 Alumni Achievement Award recipients for their extraordinary accomplishments.
For the first time, a posthumous award was presented to Shirai, who would have been celebrating his 60-year reunion with his classmates. For the past 25 years, he served as Maryknoll's school physician and medical consultant.
Chinen is currently vice president of the Pacific Region Office of Earth Tech Inc. after serving 31 years of active duty with the Army Corps of Engineers.
For more than 25 years, Apoliona has dedicated herself to the native Hawaiian community through her work at the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Alu Like, various civic activities and her music.
Volunteer Legal Services Hawaii recognized Big Island Mayor Harry Kim and William P. Kenoi, his executive assistant, with a special "kahiau" luncheon Aug. 1 for their program support in 2006 and spirit of selfless giving.
Leo Marvin Lestino of Ewa Beach won the $5,000 first-place award in the Pacific Legal Foundation's Program for Judicial Awareness Writing Competition. He attends the Regent University School of Law in Virginia.
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