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POSTED: Saturday, May 16, 2009

Alex Zamora and Tyson Seto-Mook, engineering students at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, won first place with a robot micromouse in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers' Region 6 Central Area Spring Meeting and Micromouse Competition in Santa Cruz, Calif. UH teams took the top seven places in the maze category; the top three spots in construction and design; and first place in the student paper competition.

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Emme White Seymour, a member of the Garden Club of Honolulu and president of the Center for Plant Conservation, received the Garden Club of America's achievement medal for outstanding contributions.

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Planned Parenthood of Hawaii was awarded $60,000 by the Change Happens Foundation for family planning and sex education programs in Kailua-Kona on the Big Island.