Cancer Research Center gets $10,440
Ben Bridge Jeweler
and Mikimoto Pearls
donated $10,440 from jewelry sales to the Cancer Research Center of Hawaii
to help continue its research, education and service to cancer patients. Both jewelry companies donated 20 percent from every sale of specially designed jewelry in the "Everything is Possible with Hope" collection for three months beginning in October 2007.
The Honolulu Chapter of Executive Women International awarded scholarships to first-place winner Hannah Ross of Mid-Pacific Institute, $5,000; second, Jason Austria, Leilehua High School, $3,000; and third, Tristan Blake-Poasa, Saint Louis School, $2,000. A special $500 prize also went to Blake-Poasa for winning the 2008 Lynette Tamaye Notebook award.
Finalists, who each received $1,000, include Jee Hae Jones of Moanalua High School; Hedee Kim, Iolani School; and Hossana Terrado, Farrington High School.
Taylissa Joaquin, a Kamehameha Schools-Maui graduate, is the first recipient of the David Kawika Kapahulehua Scholarship, established last year by Kalehua Productions in honor of the first captain of the Hokule'a, Elia Kawika David Ku'ualoha Kapahulehua.
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