RIMPAC sailors lend a hand at Waimea Val­ley dur­ing shore time

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

Mahalo, sailors. USS Bon­homme Richard’s crew took time from RIMPAC ex­er­cises to do restora­tion work at Waimea Val­ley and other Oahu sites… Speak­ing of ships, Mililani ma­chin­ist Porsche Yogi is one of three Pearl Har­bor ship­yard trades work­ers to win an Ap­pren­tice to En­gi­neer schol­ar­ship. It pays her salary as well as tu­ition, books and ex­penses at UH Manoa as she pur­sues her me­chan­i­cal en­gi­neer­ing de­gree — and will hire her when she grad­u­ates. Get the mes­sage? Study en­gi­neer­ing! … Cody Sul­li­van of Mililani has en­tered six weeks of ba­sic cadet train­ing at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs to pre­pare for his fresh­man year there … Mililani High’s Marissa Okazaki re­ceived the $300 Ed­die Tan­gen Award at a June 8 fo­rum at the East-West Cen­ter, spon­sored by Pa­cific and Asian Af­fairs Coun­cil. The schol­ar­ship hon­ors the pi­o­neer of Hawaii’s la­bor move­ment and cham­pion of so­cial jus­tice …

Mitchel Camille Dum­brique, who works at McDon­ald’s in Mililani Mauka, has won a $2,500 grant from the chain’s em­ployee schol­ar­ship fund. She was picked for her on-the-job per­for­mance as well as aca­demics and com­mu­nity ser­vice. Mitchel plans to at­tend San Fran­cisco State … This spring Washington State grad­u­ated Mililani’s Liana Moore (hos­pi­tal­ity busi­ness man­age­ment) and Wahi­awa’s Ma­puana An­to­nio (psy­chol­ogy) and Ruth Gerola (nurs­ing, cum laude). Ruth also made the spring dean’s list, along with Ryan Kim, Max­ine Koy­anagi and Janelle Oh­tani of Mililani and Lau­ren Daima of Wahi­awa … Mililani goes lit­er­ate at 7 p.m. Sun­day for the Aloha Shorts tap­ing at HPR’s Ather­ton Stu­dio (955-8821). Stephanie Kong is a reader ( Lois-Ann Yamanaka’s Momi’s Kitchen), and author Eric Chock’s Work­ing Con­struc­tion is fea­tured … On Ore­gon State’s spring dean’s list: Joli Johnston of Haleiwa and Mililani’s Shawna Fu­jita, Marissa Arakaki, Ni­cole Chun, Brett Kaku­gawa and Wendi Kobayashi … Wahi­awa-born Rev. Danette Kong is cur­rently serv­ing as chap­lain at Po­hai Nani Re­tire­ment Com­mu­nity in Ka­neohe … Field ar­tillery spe­cial­ist Chase Aco­hido (Leile­hua 2009) has grad­u­ated from Army Na­tional Guard Fire Sup­port Spe­cial­ist train­ing at Fort Sill, Okla., where he learned skills to help set up and op­er­ate ra­dio and wire com­mu­ni­ca­tions equip­ment in a war zone

Porsche Yogi

M. C. Dum­brique

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