5 honored for helping Korean community
The Korean American Foundation Hawaii
paid tribute to five community leaders, including Mayor Mufi Hannemann
, for contributions to the Korean community.
The foundation also honored Dr. Kwan Jay Cho, founder and president of International Mid Pac College; Superintendent Patricia Hamamoto of the state Department of Education; Kathryn Whang Inouye, chief operating officer of the Kobayashi Group, LLC; and Chief Justice Ronald Moon.
, a senior at Le Jardin Academy
from Kapolei, has won the grand prize in the Mobi PCS Teen Video Challenge
, which asked local students to create and submit their own 30-second commercials. He won a free Motorola SLVR L7c cellular phone and a year's free unlimited wireless service from Mobi PCS.
Kai Patterson, a student at Niu Valley Middle School from Hawaii Kai, was first runner-up.
Their videos will be featured on the "Brown Bags to Stardom" TV series on OC16.
of Honolulu won the $500 James M. Vaughan Award for Poetry
at Hawaii Pacific University
. Her poem, "Andante," was picked from more than 200 entries. Jesse M. Fourmy
of Hilo received honorable mention for "Ode to a Hermit Crab." Both will be printed in HPU's literary magazine, Hawaii Pacific Review, this summer.
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