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

wo hard-work­ing area high school se­niors have been tapped by McDon­ald’s for $2,500 col­lege schol­ar­ships for their aca­demic achieve­ment, com­mu­nity in­volve­ment and on-the-job per­for­mance: Wa­ialua High’s Myra Agcaoili of the Haleiwa restau­rant (she’s go­ing to UH West Oahu) and Mililani High’s Tayla Yogi of the Mililani Town out­let (head­ing to Ge­orge Fox Univer­sity in Ore­gon) … The 2013 Cit­i­zen­ship Awards, giv­ing $1,000 schol­ar­ships to one out­stand­ing se­nior “who best ex­em­pli­fies cit­i­zen­ship” at ev­ery Hawaii pub­lic high school, in­clude Kay­lyn Cheape of Leile­hua High, Kee­lan Okazaki of Mililani and Myra Agcaoili of Wa­ialua (hmm, sounds fa­mil­iar). The awards are spon­sored by the Star-Advertiser, Hawaii Lodg­ing & Tourism As­so­ci­a­tion and other busi­nesses … Mililani res­i­dent Michelle Tkatch was crowned Ms. Hawaii United States 2013 this spring in a pageant staged at Lee­ward Com­mu­nity Col­lege. She’ll rep­re­sent the state at the na­tion­als in July in Wash­ing­ton, D.C. (hot!) … Con­grat­u­la­tions to edi­tor-in­chief Shan Yon­amine and Mililani High’s Tro­jan Times, which earned statewide recog­ni­tion in both print and on­line cat­e­gories at the 2013 Hawaii High School Jour­nal­ism Awards: third best in state, tops in video and sec­ond for on­line news) … The Ea­gle Scout Recog­ni­tion Ban­quet last month at Honolulu Coun­try Club hon­ored for­mer North Shore com­mu­nity leader Bill Paty as the Aloha Boy Scout Coun­cil’s “old­est liv­ing Ea­gle Scout” … Hawaii State Fed­eral Credit Union has hired Mililani’s Jan­ice Nakamoto as vice pres­i­dent of in­for­ma­tion sys­tems. She brings 16 years of ex­pe­ri­ence from Cen­tral Pa­cific Bank and 14 more from Bank of Hawaii. Jan­ice also is set to grad­u­ate from Pa­cific Coast Bank­ing School in Seat­tle in Au­gust … Lau­ren Padilla of Mililani High placed third in the men­tal health cat­e­gory at the 2013 HMSA Teen Video Awards with her en­try, If I Had a Penny. A spe­cial award went to He Was Dif­fer­ent by the Tro­jan team of Rachel Re­ichard, Eric Salazar, Paige Deloye and Con­rad Wolfe. (Teacher Ja­son Ta­mura, take a bow.) Theme was do­mes­tic vi­o­lence. Look for their PSAs on lo­cal TV this month and next

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Jan­ice Nakamoto

Michelle Tkatch

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