Mililani woman a star in col­lege class­room and softball di­a­mond

MidWeek Islander (Central Oahu) - - Front Page - Carol Chang car­olc@hawaii.rr.com

Mililani’s Casey

Sugi­hara is PacWest’s Scholar Ath­lete of the Year for softball. With a .331 bat­ting av­er­age and 47 runs for the HPU Sea War­riors, it’s no sur­prise that HPU also claims her as Softball Scholar Ath­lete of the Year. Also named to the 2009-10 PacWest Aca­demic All-Con­fer­ence Team were softball player and for­mer Tro­jan Dana Lee (UH-Hilo) and soc­cer player Raechelle Pereira (Cham­i­nade) from Wa­ialua High … Manoa Val­ley The­atre is re­viv­ing the late Lisa Mat­sumoto’s Once Upon

One Time July 8-Aug. 8 with Mililani ac­tor Chevy Martinez in the cast (988-6131) … Hawaii Pu­bic Ra­dio’s Tim Van­de­veer ( Full Nel­son host on KIPO) will man the HPR ta­ble at the Haleiwa Arts Fes­ti­val this week­end … North Shore car­pen­ter and cab­i­net­maker Lu­cas Ur­ti­aga has joined Gra­ham Builders as a fin­ish car­pen­ter who “com­pletes the fi­nal in­te­rior home touches” on com­pany projects. Lu­cas pre­vi­ously worked for Gav­inWood and Whole­sale Cab­i­nets Hawaii at Wa­ialua Sugar Mill … Ver­sa­tile state Sen. Michelle Ki­dani (MililaniWai­pio) has joined tem­po­rary City Coun­cil­man Lee

Donohue’s tem­po­rary staff as a tem­po­rary re­search an­a­lyst. The for­mer city po­lice chief’s coun­cil po­si­tion (fill­ing U.S. Rep. Charles Djou’s seat) lasts through De­cem­ber … Oph­thal­mol­o­gist Christo­pher Tor­tora of Hawai­ian Eye Cen­ter in Wahi­awa has some tips for sav­ing your eye­sight: First, eat plenty of spinach, broccoli, peas and tan­ger­ines. Sec­ond, blink a lot while at the com­puter and take a 20-sec­ond eye break about ev­ery 20 min­utes. And get your eyes checked reg­u­larly (6218488). He also had the fore­sight (pun!) to pro­mote three of his staff re­cently: Mary Ann Ram­buyan, Marie Polendey and May­lanie Martinez — and to hire Rachelle Tavares …

Leile­hua grad­u­ate Chris­tian John

Ra­ca­chot has won a $2,500 grant from the McDon­ald’s Hawaii em­ployee schol­ar­ship fund for his job per­for­mance, aca­demics and com­mu­nity ser­vice. Chris­tian works at the Wahi­awa res­tau­rant and plans to at­tend Hawaii Pa­cific Uni­ver­sity

C. Ra­ca­chot

Lu­cas Ur­ti­aga

Dr. Chris Tor­tora

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