Young artists win Easter contest awards
The Kaneohe Bay Shopping Center's Fourth Annual Easter Coloring contest awarded cash prizes to these winners in three age categories: 6, 6 through 8, and 9 through 11.
First-place winners, respectively, were: Ryan Yee of Kaneohe Elementary School, Kaila Aiu-Furtado of Kapunahala and Lauren Calking of Heeia.
Second place: Kelly Urasaki of Pali View Baptist Preschool; Rory Kiliikipi, Puohala Elementary; and Autumn Butler, Kaneohe.
Third place: La'akea Olson, Puohala; Calsea Shaner, St. Mark's; and Alana Thomas, Kaneohe.
U.S. Attorney Ed Kubo received the 2008 Law and Order Award from the Honolulu Elks Lodge 616 in appreciation for working to thwart drug trafficking and send repeat offenders to prison, and his leadership in fighting crime.
Davianna McGregor, author of "Na Kua'aina: Living Hawaiian Culture," was awarded the 2008 Kenneth W. Baldridge Prize for the best book in any field of history by a Hawaii resident. The regional chapter of the Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society also gave her a $300 cash prize. McGregor is professor of ethnic studies at University of Hawaii-Manoa and a historian of Hawaii and the Pacific. Her book examines four rural communities and how native Hawaiian traditions have been perpetuated through a subsistence lifestyle.
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