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MidWeek Islander (East Oahu) - - EAST OAHU ISLANDER / NOVEMBER 20, 2013 / PAGE 2 - Carol Chang

aiser grad Kawika Burgess, now a flu­ent Hawai­ian speaker, has been ap­pointed sec­ond in com­mand (chief op­er­at­ing of­fi­cer) for the Of­fice of Hawai­ian Af­fairs. Kawika has a strong back­ground in l and man­age­ment from Kame­hameha Schools and the Trust for Pub­lic Land … Wind­surfer Wi­ley Daniel, 8, made his­tory as the youngest com­peti­tor in the re­cent Amer­i­can Wind­surf­ing Tour Aloha Clas­sic on Maui. The Honolulu Wal­dorf third-grader likes to hone his skills af­ter school at nearby Aina Haina Beach Park, rid­ing his cus­tom board with minia­ture sails … Wa­ialae Iki’s Sa­vanna Rafto has been se­lected as the Paul Frank Role Model of 2013 “for re­flect­ing the joy­ful and cre­ative spirit of the Paul Frank brand.” You can see her in the Novem­ber Teen Vogue. Sa­vanna is study­ing at Amer­i­can Univer­sity in Wash­ing­ton, D.C. … COPD Coali­tion ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor Va­lerie Chang of East Oahu is breath­ing eas­ier now: Gov. Neil Aber­crom­bie de­clared Novem­ber as Hawaii Chronic Ob­struc­tive Pul­monary Disease Month, and Nov. 20 as COPD Day. Want to know more? Call her at 699-9839 … Hur­ray for Carissa Moore, the Palolo girl is now the 2013 ASP Women’s World ti­tle holder at the Cas­cais Girls Pro surf­ing cham­pi­onships in Por­tu­gal … Hawaii Kai’s Ken­neth “Sonny” Quon is United Chi­nese So­ci­ety’s 2013 Model Chi­nese Fa­ther of the Year, which hon­ors dads who, with their chil­dren, “show suc­cess­ful con­tri­bu­tions to the com­mu­nity.” The re­tired busi­ness­man loves trav­el­ing and get­ting his kids ( Ken­ny­deen, Kristi, Kerri and Ken­dall) in­volved in their cul­ture. Guess what? He’s cur­rently on the UCS trip to China and the an­ces­tral vil­lage … Rene Man­sho of Go­ing Green re­ports that the Kaimuki High re­cy­cling drive last month was “the big­gest and busiest ever” — peo­ple car­ry­ing their stuff in lines that went out into the street … Palolo Neigh­bor­hood Board saluted Bryant Pham at its Oc­to­ber meet­ing for be­ing Kaimuki High School’s first vale­dic­to­rian from Palolo Val­ley Homes. He’s now a UH Manoa engi­neer­ing stu­dent with a full Board of Re­gents schol­ar­ship … Jonathan Mito (Kalani 2009) has grad­u­ated from Army ba­sic train­ing at Fort Ben­ning, Ga.


Carissa Moore

Sa­vanna Rafto

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