Shining Stars


POSTED: Thursday, April 23, 2009

Hawaii Pacific University All-Girl Stunt Groups took first and second place at the National Cheerleaders Association and National Dance Association Championships.

Lyndsey Helin, Chelsey Kannan, Ashley Faulkner and Ashley Lewis won first place over all national divisions. A second group, consisting of Savanna Sibley, Heather Turner, Emily Myers and Lauren Loeb, placed second.

Also, HPU cheerleaders won the national title at the NCA/NDA Championships for the seventh year in a row; the HPU Large Co-Ed Cheer Team won its seventh straight title; the HPU All-Girl Cheer Team won its first national title; and the HPU Dance Team won its fourth consecutive championship.


The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Inc. awarded a $100,000 grant to the Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific to expand its statewide charity care program for elderly and needy patients.