Children awarded in Waipio essay contest
Waipio Shopping Center's 10th Annual Father's Day Essay Contest Winners are: under 8 years old -- first place, Gabriella Johnson
; second, Malia Mason
; third, Deanna Domingo Leonard
; 8 to 12 -- first, Tegan Grunditz
; second; Makana Dang
; third, Kayla Ueshiro
; 13 to 18 -- first, Veronica Glen
; second, Tiffany Ogata
; third, Sarah Schmitz
Sonja Lee Kalili is the Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union's 2008 employee of the year on the Big Island.
Maui County has been designated a "Preserve America Community" by the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, which makes it eligible for special historic preservation grants.
Jane Kadohiro, an assistant professor in the University of Hawaii at Manoa's School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene, has received the 2008 Robert W. Clopton Award for Outstanding Community Service.
The Punahele Chapter of the American Business Women's Association awarded its 2008 scholarships to Chrislyn Andres of Mililani High School, Carlyn Hubner of Kahuku High School and Eljean Madio of Waipahu High School.
Shining Stars appears several times a week in the Star-Bulletin