Hawaii Kai woman is near-per­fect in ‘Fastest Tex­ter’ com­pe­ti­tion

MidWeek Islander (East Oahu) - - FRONT PAGE - Carol Chang

Con­grat­u­la­tions to Hawaii Kai’s Grace Chee, now of­fi­cially rec­og­nized as the al­most-faster tex­ter in the Hawaii Cen­tral Credit Union com­pe­ti­tion last month at Ka­pi­olani Park (she was run­ner up). She won an LG Lo­tus phone … Hawaii Ro­tary Youth Foun­da­tion gave $5,000 schol­ar­ships to Kari No­borikawa of Kaiser High, Joyce Ang and Suzy Cho of Sa­cred Hearts, and Grant Gabriel of Saint Louis. Kari will study at Chap­man Uni­ver­sity, Joyce at Bab­son Col­lege, Suzy at Johns Hopkins and Grant at Pa­cific Uni­ver­sity … Com­mer­cial real es­tate devel­op­ment group NAIOP Hawaii re­cently hon­ored two East Oahuans: Bishop Mu­seum CEO Ti­mothy Johns for Out­stand­ing Ser­vice “pro­tect­ing Hawaii’s nat­u­ral en­vi­ron­ment and cul­tural re­sources” and Robert Sasaki for Life­time Achieve­ment in his lead­er­ship of A&B Prop­er­ties over four decades … Hawaii Kai’s Eric

Oka­mura, a part­ner in Baja Style Mex­i­can Foods, will have a busy Satur­day at Ka­pi­olani Park feed­ing the crowds at the His­panic Her­itage Fes­ti­val and Health Fair (285-0072) … East Oahu drama king Jeff Gere is back with the 22nd an­nual Talk Story Fes­ti­val Oct. 15-17 at McCoy Pavil­ion, fea­tur­ing tale tell­ers from here to Canada. Go to hon­olulu­parks.com or call him at 768-3032 … Justin Lim (Kaiser 2008) has grad­u­ated from Air Na­tional Guard ba­sic train­ing at Lack­land AFB, Texas … Any­one know where Ge­orge Santos’ pig farm was in Kalama Val­ley (site of protests in the 1970s)? The UH Hawai­ian Stud­ies folks want to know … I fi­nally got to hear Wayne Yosh­ioka, pol­i­tics re­porter for HPR, in­ter­view­ing Wayne Yosh­ioka, city di­rec­tor of trans­porta­tion ser­vices. I once in­ter­viewed ma­rine mam­mal trainer Carol

Chang at Sea Life Park — just for the heck of it. I bet the Waynes never met Fat Fred the pen­guin up close and per­sonal car­olc@hawaii.rr.com

Justin Lim

Grace Chee

Ti­mothy Johns

Robert Sasaki

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