Tuesday, May 18, 1999

Taking Notice



These island residents or groups recently earned scholarships or academic recognition:

Bullet Five Honolulu high school students have been selected among over 2,000 seniors nationwide as semifinalists in the 1998-99 Coca-Cola Scholars Programs. They include Knewton Kazunor Sakata, Michelle Margaret Castell, Kyle K. Fukuchi, Garrett Seijin Taira, and Jocelyn Sinco Del Rosario.

Bullet Leslie K. Inamasu, a Mid-Pacific Institute senior, has been honored by the National Council of Teachers of English as a 1998 Achievement Awards in Writing winner. She received a certificate honoring her achievement, which was recorded in a book distributed nationwide.

Bullet Dr. John H. Payne, a founding member of the Hawaii Pacific University Board of Trustees, has been elected a trustee emeritus by his colleagues on the board, which was established in 1967. Payne, whose education is in chemistry, conducted research for the Hawaii Sugar Planters Association, and has published many books and articles on sugar-processing technology.

Bullet Alexander Von Kelts and Deborah Yana of Kapiolani Community College each received $2,000 scholarships from the Masonic Lodge Le Progres De L'Oceanie.

Bullet Daniel Evans of Kahuku High School and Gavin Maeda of Konawaena High have been named delegates to the 37th Annual United States Senate Youth Program in Washington, D.C., by schools Superintendent Paul LeMahieu. All 104 delegates received $2,000 scholarships from a grant from the William Randolph Hearst Foundation. Alternates chosen were Albert Ching of Iolani and Sarah Lautaha of Kahuku.

Bullet Jennifer Eng and James Cabigon of the University of Hawaii's College of Engineering, were jointly awarded the Eric N. Jacobsen Memorial Scholarships, donated by Bonded Materials Co.

Bullet Congresswoman Patsy T. Mink has nominated Christopher David Ross of Kailua-Kona, a senior at Hawaii Preparatory Academy, to the U.S. Air Force Academy. First alternate is Mark Eric Enriques of Waiakea High School; second, Benjamin D. Thomas, Punahou; third, Joseph D. Wiitala, Koolau Baptist Academy; fourth, Erik Allen Carlson, St. Joseph; fifth, Kahaliilani N. P. Suganuma, Waiakea; sixth, Landon K. Chang, Waiakea; seventh, Christopher M. Loo, Punahou; eighth, Jonathan Edward Burt, Kalaheo; ninth, Kyle E. Lenahan, Punahou.

Bullet The Clerical Staff Council of Leeward Community College has presented two $600 scholarships to Tammi Sunio and Teresa Motas.

Bullet The American Academy of Family Physicians has awarded Gregory K.W. Lam, a graduate of Iolani School and Yale University, its 1998 Student Community Outreach Award. He is a medical student at the University of Rochester School of Medicine in New York, where he led a program in which students worked with inner-city children who needed special attention due to academic and emotional challenges.


These groups have new officers:

Bullet Hawaii State Bar Association: Randall W. Roth, president; Joel E. August, vice president/ president-elect; Janice P. Kim, treasurer; Melissa Teves Pavlicek, secretary; Collin "Marty" Fritz, Glenn S. Hara (East Hawaii), David M. Jorgensen (Maui), Corianne W. Lau, Carol K. Muranaka, Wayne D. Parsons, Thomas L. Stirling, Jr., new directors.

Bullet National Trust for Historic Preservation: Mary Moragne Cooke, board member.

Bullet Association of Weinberg Fellows: Jim Baldwin, president.

National Kitchen & Bath Association, Aloha Chapter: Laurie Adams, president.

Bullet Cement and Concrete Products Industry of Hawaii: Maile V.O. Romanowski, chairman; Michael R. Coad, vice chairman; Francis H. "Shorty" Kuhn, secretary; Michael D. Caron, treasurer; Frederick K. Wong, neighbor islands coordinator; Neil Guptill, immediate past chairman.

Bullet Executive Women International-Honolulu: Dawn K. Kaniaupio, president; Doreen C. Tavares, president-elect; Suzanne Yamada, secretary; Susan M. Tanigawa, treasurer; Shelley Okubo, sergeant-at-arms; Rodahl Leong-Lyons, membership director; Alcy Kaniho, program director; Cathy K. Iwai, publications director; Sandy Kobayashi, ways and means director; Julie Loo, scholarship director.

Bullet Kuakini Medical Center's Auxiliary: Nancy Hiu, president; Alma Kajikawa, vice president; Su Hamabata, secretary; Toshiko Tasaka, treasurer; Beatrice Kim, corresponding secretary.

Bullet See Wai Doo Society: Benjamin W.L. Chee, president; Joseph W.L. Chun, vice president; Patrick T.H. Lam, Chinese secretary; Bing Yen Chen, assistant Chinese secretary; Theresa L.U. Chun, English secretary; Jeannette K.Y. Chang, assistant English secretary; Edward W.O. Wong, treasurer; Carol K.S. Lum Lau, assistant treasurer; Nicholas Y.F. Chun, auditor; Wilson K.S. Wong, assistant auditor; Ernest Y.T. Ching, Milton W.B. Choy, Thomas K.Y. Lai, Betty K.O. Leong, Gregory W.L. Leong, William H.K. Lum, Theodore H.K. Tom, David K.C. Wong, Francis T.L. Yim, trustees.

Bullet Organization of Chinese American Women: Rose Y. Lee, president; Queenie Mow Chee, vice president; Rena Young Ochse, recording secretary; Betty S.C. Loui, corresponding secretary; Vivian H. Young, treasurer; Yun Soong Jim, ex-officio; Blossom Tyau, communications committee; Betty Denker, finance; Juliette Ling, Beatrice Yuh, membership; Christine Ling, nominations; Theresa T. Chun, public affairs; Lenora Leu, historian; Shirley Chung, telephone.

Bullet Aloha Society of Association Executives: Dennis Tanimoto, president; Carol Pregill, vice president; Alison Ueoka, treasurer; Cynthia Hayakawa, secretary; Lowell Kalapa, past president; Adele Tasaka, Merrily Leong, Haunani Ah Yat, Vickie Omura, new directors.

Bullet Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services: Deborah M. Ching, Hawaii representative.

Bullet Printed in Hawaii Association: Don Ojiri, president; Carl Anderson, vice president; Nelson Koyanagi, secretary/treasurer; Darrell Arii, immediate past president; Hazelyn Mahukona, Maneck Minoo, Harris Nakamura, Scott O'Brien, Glenn Paul, Ken Slavik, David Uyehara, Roy Yamashiroya, directors.

Bullet Pacific Insulation Contractors Association: John Soria, president; Myron Nakata, vice president; Benny Alcoran, treasurer/secretary; Ron Lebanon, Gary Silva, directors; Tim Lyons, executive director.

Bullet Military Intelligence Service Veterans Club: Iwao Yokooji, president; Dan Takehara, first vice president; George Emoto, second vice president; James E. Sato, secretary; Jack Hirai, treasurer; Rev. Yoshiaki Fujitani, auditor; Larry S. Sato, Edward Yamaguchi, Edgar Hamasu, Suzuto Nakahira, Harry Uchida, Kenichi Watanabe, directors.

Bullet Chinese Women's Club: Joline K. Goo, president; Dorothy Y. Lum, first vice president; Pauline T. Young, second vice president; Marlene N.J. Tom, recording secretary; Juanita Hu-Takara, corresponding secretary; Gloria N. Wu, treasurer; Helen T.O. Char, assistant treasurer; Sandra Hee Hagen, auditor; Cynthia P. Hoag, sergeant at arms; Daisy Y.M. Ching, Mary L. Jung, Blossom Y. Tyau, Vivian H. Young, Elsie L. Won, Pearl S.K. Ching, directors.


Bullet The Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii has awarded $4,000 to the Waimanalo Health Center's Keiki Car Seat Safety Check-up Project. The funds will be used for education and training workshops on the proper use of car seats.

Bullet The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has awarded $450,000 in a three-year grant to Hawaii's Executive Office on Aging to promote better care to those facing death, involving health-care professionals, policymakers, educators, social service workers and the public. The new grant program is called Community-State Partnerships to Improve End-Of-Life Care.

Bullet The Cooke Foundation Ltd. has given the Pacific Islanders in Communications $10,000 to support educational outreach for the film "Damien," which featured the life of Father Damien and his work with the leprosy colony in Kalaupapa. The funds will be used to create a study guide to accompany videotaped copies of the movie, shot in the late 1940s, for educational distribution, and community and school screenings.

Bullet The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation has presented its Achievement in Management For Excellence Award and $15,000 to Sisters Offering Support, a program to help women and children escaping prostitution. In three years, SOS has helped 18 people out of prostitution, provided assistance to over 500, and prevented young people from entering the business.

Bullet Hawaii Community Foundation has donated $5,000 to Angel Network Charities Inc. of Aina Haina to help make a 10-minute promotional video on its services to Oahu's homeless. The film will be used to raise additional grants and donations, and to encourage organizations to participate in its Adopt-A-Family program. Angel Network has helped over 1,400 people regain financial self-sufficiency. Since its founding 10 years ago, 93 percent of its clients have not returned to homelessness.

Bullet The Pacific and Asian Affairs Council's High School Global Education Outreach Program has received grants from the Samuel and Mary Castle Foundation ($10,000); McInerny Foundation ($15,000); Fred Baldwin Memorial Foundation ($5,000); G.N. Wilcox Trust ($5,000);, Visitor Industry Charity Walk ($2,000). The PAAC UH Community College International Outreach Program has received $5,000 from the Robert Emens Black Fund via the Hawaii Community Foundation.

Bullet The Windward United Church of Christ has received two grants for its capital improvements: $20,000 from the Hawaii Conference Church Development Committee and $10,000 from the Atherton Family Foundation. The funds will be used to maintain seven buildings on more than three acres of land, which serves community programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous, Alternative Education for Challenged Teens, Kamaaina Child Care, Weight Watchers and the Samaritan Counseling Center.

Bullet The Hawaii Foodbank has received a $40,500 grant from Kraft Foods and its parent company, Philip Morris Companies Inc., which will enable the foodbank to significantly increase the amount of fresh produce it collects and distributes to the hungry.

Bullet Frear Eleemosynary Trust has donated $7,500 to Winners at Work Inc. to support the development of its School-to-Work Transition component, a statewide training effort to provide vocational training and self-determination skills for youth with disabilities.

Bullet The Hawaii Community Foundation's Robert Emens Black Fund has given $6,000 to the Independent Living Housing to develop a management program for a housing project in Waipahu for persons with significant physical disabilities.

Bullet Alexander & Baldwin Foundation has awarded a $5,000 grant to a demonstration project for teen-agers working at Ho'omana 'o Valley Farm as a part of Community Work Day Program for Teens-On-Call, which is under the Department of Education Alternative Learning Center.

Bullet The Hawaii Hotel Industry Foundation has given $3,000 to ORI Anuenue Hale Inc., which provides employment training and occupational skills to those with low incomes, including the elderly, immigrants, refugees and the developmentally disabled.

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