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MidWeek Islander (Central Oahu) - - News - Carol Chang

Three Mililani High se­niors — Ed­ward Bir­to­daso, Chelsie Mangca-Valdez and Bren­nan Mata— swept the city’s “Youth for Rail” art con­test for in­di­vid­ual art en­tries (Ed­ward), over­all win­ner (Ed­ward again, won an iPod) and ad­ver­tis­ing con­test ( Chelsie and Bren­nan). The mayor was pleased, of course. All win­ners will take a field trip soon to get ed­u­cated about mass tran­sit … Mililani’s Ethan Hot­ten­dorf re­cently toured Pearl Har­bor ship­yard to learn about ca­reer op­tions there. He’s al­ready work­ing in Shop 67 do­ing trou­bleshoot main­te­nance and re­pair as well as some nu­clear en­gi­neer­ing. Ethan also won an en­gi­neer­ing ap­pren­tice schol­ar­ship from the ship­yard and has an en­gi­neer­ing de­gree … Hawai­ian Hu­mane So­ci­ety thanked Ka­ne­olani Ele­men­tary sec­ond-graders a re­cent news­let­ter for do­nat­ing $154, earned from their Rain­bow Reader cam­paign … Gabrielle Gre­go­rio of Mililani is co-win­ner of the high­est award for com­plet­ing the en­tire Kumon Read­ing Pro­gram at its Vil­lage Park-based site. She had to an­a­lyze fig­u­ra­tive lan­guage, cri­tique pas­sages in lit­er­a­ture and com­plete thou­sands of work­sheets … Hot pho­tog Clark Lit­tle will do a slide show and free talk at 7 p.m. Feb. 5 in the UH-Manoa art build­ing au­di­to­rium on his spec­tac­u­lar im­ages of the North Shore surf (956-8244) — all from his 2009 book The Shore­break Art of Clark Lit­tle … Ore­gon State’s fall se­mes­ter honor roll lists Dex­ter Carolino, Kelsey Copeland and Wendi Kobayashi of Mililani, and Joli Johnston of Haleiwa … For all you Wa­ialua band­stand fans, there’s no con­cert Feb. 7. Can you guess why? Su­per Bowl Sun­day. “We can’t com­pete,” ad­mits John Cut­ting, chair­man of band­stand’s Friends … But you can hear Wahi­awa’s Hope Mayo sing on Wed­nes­day nights at Do­raku Sushi in Royal Hawai­ian Cen­ter … Bill Howes of North Shore Coun­try Mar­ket has earned his or­ganic cer­ti­fi­ca­tion for Kolea Farm, mak­ing his veg­eta­bles of­fi­cially health­ier … A be­lated con­grat­u­la­tions to Pupukea’s Ka­liko Amona and Blake McEl­heny (and son Mala‘e) who wel­comed, ahem, Lei­hiwa Me­leana Keka­pamok­i­hana McEl­heny into this world Oct. 12 — all 9-and-a-half pounds of her. In their spare time, Ka­liko di­rects ‘AINA in the Schools for Kokua Hawaii Foun­da­tion, and Blake cham­pi­ons the area’s ameni­ties through the North Shore Com­mu­nity Land Trust car­olc@hawaii.rr.com

Gabrielle Gre­go­rio

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