Top to bottom, left to right:
Dyanne Affonso, David Cooper, Soon-Kwon Kim,
Beatrice Krauss, Ernest Nishizaki, Livinston Wong
These island residents or groups recently earned scholarships or academic recognition:
The Market City Foundation has awarded $1,000 scholarships each to Jennifer Batoon of Sacred Hearts Academy and Brenton Chang of Kaimuki High.
Winners of the 1997-98 Nissan Hawaii High School Hall of Honor journalism competition include Melissa Parrish of Moanalua, editorials/commentary/analyses category; Raymond Silos, Aiea, photography; Shayna Ann Coleon, Baldwin, features; and Lucas Watanabe, McKinley, news. They each won $1,000 scholarships.
Anthony Paopao of the University of Hawaii at Hilo has won a full scholarship in the U.S. Coast Guard's Minority Officer Recruiting Effort program, one of 28 students in the nation to be selected this year. He will receive $27,191 in tuition, books, fees, salary and medical coverage.
Jee-un Kim, a fiber artist and graduate student of the University of Hawaii at Manoa's fiber art program, is the recipient of the $500 1998 Elsa Takesue Memorial Scholarship, awarded by Fibers Hui of Hawaii.
Three University of Hawaii students have received $2,000 as recipients of the J. Watamull Scholarships for 1997-98. They are Todd Anderson of Honolulu, Jim S. Karlsson of Sweden, and Sherill D. Hondo of Moanalua.
Graef Ellyson Allen, a former Punahou student and a current Colorado resident, has been designated a National Merit Scholarship winner and will attend Oxford in the fall. She is expected to graduate from the American International School Salzburg in Austria, where she was valedictorian of the class of 1998 and president of the National Honor Society.
The University of Hawaii Alumni Association has honored six with its 1998 Distinguished Alumni Awards, including Dyanne Affonso, David Cooper, Soon-Kwon Kim, Beatrice Krauss (posthumously), Ernest K. Nishizaki and Livingston Wong. The UH Founders' Lifetime Achievement Award went to Sen. Daniel K. Inouye.
Noelani Yuen has received a $3,000 overseas scholarship from the Alliance Francaise of Hawaii. She attended the Centre International d' Etudes Francaises in Angers, France, for four weeks in the summer. She is a graduate student in the French department at the University of Hawaii.
James Duropan, a Lanakila Baptist High School graduate from Waipahu, has received a $1,200 music scholarship from Point Loma Nazarene College in San Diego.
These groups have new officers:
Kona Board of Realtors: Stathi Prattas, president; Doris Jacober, president-elect; Gary Davis, vice president; Susan Decker, secretary; Sharly Ward, treasurer; Putty Clark, assistant treasurer; Mary Love, immediate past president; Greg Gerard, executive officer.
Honolulu Quarterback Club: Albert Minn, president; Paul Durham, vice-president; Patricia Von Arnswaldt, secretary; Herman Y.T. Chang, treasurer; Earl Galdeira, past president; Les Keiter, Robert "Bob" Meyer III, Don "Kona" Smith, Warner "Kimo" Sutton, Benny Villaverde, Robert K.C. Young, directors.
Mental Health Association in Hawaii: Richard Behenna, president; Duane Okamoto, Debbie Rivers, David Ridley, Anela Patterson, Lyn McNeff, vice presidents; Mindy Willers, secretary; Ben Carroll, treasurer.
Hawaii Society for Health Care Marketing and Public Relations: Patricia Oda, president; Jane Sakurada, vice president; Donda Spiker, secretary/treasurer.
Humanists Hawaii: Jack Mitchell, president; Mitsu Stout, vice president; Bob Wilcox, secretary; Stewart Chun, treasurer; Frank Elefante, Andi vander Voort, Ralph Presnall, Barbara Mitchell, directors.
Organization of Chinese American Women, Hawaii Chapter: Yun Soong Jim, president; Vivian Ho Young, vice president; Queenie Mow Chee, recording secretary; Betty Loui, corresponding secretary; Rena Young-Ochse, treasurer; board members Shirley Chung (communications), Juanita Hu-Takara (membership); Blossom Tyau (nominations); Dorothy Luke (publicity); Christine Ling (historian); Phyllis Shea (finance).
Piddig Association of Hawaii (GAKI Club 100): Leonard Corsino, president; Adriano Agustin, vice president; Lydia Agno, secretary; Juan Cacayurin, assistant secretary; Elsie Natividad, treasurer; Linda Pascua, assistant treasurer; Norman Valentin, auditor; Cora Agbunag, assistant auditor; Roque Corsino, Violeta Salenda, business managers; Mila Beltran, Betty Corsino, public relations and publicity; Jessie Hernaez, June Salenda, Perfecto Pascual, sergeant-at-arms; Rumelia F. Velasco, advisor.
Executive Women International, Honolulu: Julie Smith, president; Dawn Kaniaupio, vice-president/president-elect; Doreen Tavares, secretary; Dee Balfour, treasurer; Shelley Taira, sergeant-at-arms; Alcy Kaniho, membership director; Valerie Tanaka, program director; Susan Tanigawa, publication director; Debbie Miyagi, ways and means director; Cathy Iwai, scholarship program director.
Printed In Hawaii Association: Darrell Arii, president; David Uyehara, vice president, promotional committee chairman; Don Ojiri, secretary/treasurer; Glenn Paul, membership committee chairman; Roy Yamashiroya, David Ching, David Goeas, Erwin Hudelist, Nelson Koyanagi, Hazelyn Mahukona, Patrick Valenti, Maneck Minoo, Harris Nakamura, Ken Slavik, Matt Heim, Arnold Hiura, directors.
Kailua Chamber of Commerce: Katherine Braden, president; Frank Lockwood, first vice president; John Monge, second vice president; Michelle McGuinness, secretary; Donald Allen, treasurer.
Hawaii Habitat for Humanity Association: John Kinman, vice president; Joseph Uno, director.
The Weinberg Foundation has presented a $25,000 donation to the Bay Clinic, Inc. for operating expenses and its annual Aim for Excellence Award for achievement in non-profit management to Stephanie Launiu, executive director. The company operates the Hilo Bay Clinic, Pahoa Family Health Center and the Ka'u Family Health Center in Naalehu.
Grants and donations
The Jhamandas Watamull Fund has donated $1,000 to the Mothers Against Drunk Driving-Hawaii Youth Victim Impact Panel Program, which educates high school students about the tragic consequences of drunk driving.
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded the Hawaii State Department of Human Services $160,488, the first of five annual grants, to improve vocational rehabilitation services to 650 migrant and seasonal farm workers with disabilities in the rural areas of the Big Island.
The federal DOE also gave the University of Hawaii at Manoa College of Business Administration a four-year, $1.2 million grant to operate the Center for International Business Education and Research. This is the fourth time the UH has competed successfully for the grant since first receiving it in 1989.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded the Hawaii State Department of Health more than $132,000 to protect wells for drinking water and to educate the public about the protection of groundwater and source water, such as lakes and reservoirs.
The Hawaii Community Foundation has awarded $54,000 to 14 community projects, including: Friends for Wai'alua Town, Hau'ula Community Association, Hui Ohana O Hau'ula, Kahuku Village Association, Kalihi Valley Homes Residents Association, Nanakuli Ahapua'a Council, Ohana Lualualei Ahapua'a, Onelua place Security Patrol, Palolo Tenants Association, Puhawai Farm Lot Association, Punalu'u Community Association, Puu Heleakala Community Policing, Security Thru Our People, and Tongan Society of America.
The Hawaii Community Foundation has awarded grants to Parents and Children Together, including $30,000 for the Kaneohe Community Family Center's Neighbor to Neighbor project; $9,040 for the Head Start and Department of Education's Family Literacy Project in Kalihi; $10,000 for the Kaneohe literacy project; and $10,000 for the Hana Like Fathering Program.
The Hawaii Community Foundation's Youth GrantMaking Board has distributed $16,000 in grants to eight youth volunteer programs on Oahu, the Big Island and Maui in 1997. Two of the programs included a Kalaheo High School program to develop a hydroponic organic garden and a Polynesian voyaging experience conducted by Waianae High School.
The Atherton Family Foundation has awarded the Diamond Head Theatre a $40,000 grant to assist with the cost of the theater's upgrades and repairs.
Helping Hands Hawaii has received $10,000 from the G.N. Wilcox Trust and $15,000 from the Walter F. Frear Eleemosynary Trust for its Seniors Actively Volunteering in Education project for 1998.
The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation has given $50,400 to the Lanakila Rehabilitation Center, Inc. to support its vocational evaluation and training program for persons with disabilities. The payment reflects earned interest from a previously awarded $750,000 endowment grant.
Hawaii Public Radio's 12th Annual Wine Classic Auction and Tasting raised nearly $60,000 in support for the radio program. The event was sponsored by Pacific Century Trust, Ltd., JMD Distributors, and the Hilton Hawaiian Village. The Puerto Rican Tourist Authority donated a first-class four-day trip for two in a special auction.