Papa John's honors Maryknoll teacher
Maryknoll School teacher Fran Wong
won the Everyday Heroes Award from Papa John's Pizza Hawaii and the Department of Education.
Wong, who teaches seventh-grade English, religion and public speaking at the Catholic school, was honored for her dedication, innovation and inspiration to her students. She received $1,000 and a pizza party for her class.
The award is presented annually to 15 public school teachers and two private school teachers.
Local attorney Mark S. Davis was tapped to head a prestigious national group of civil plaintiff attorneys.
Davis was selected as the new president-elect of the Inner Circle of Advocates at the group's national meeting this month in Boston.
Membership in the group is by peer selection and limited to 100 members distinguished as the best lawyers, according to a news release. Attorneys Johnny Cochran, presidential candidate John Edwards and Morris Dees were all members.
Davis became the first lawyer selected for membership in 1997 and remains the only attorney from the islands. He is a founding partner of Davis Levin Livingston Grande.
Shining Stars appears several times a week in the Star-Bulletin