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

Kailua In­ter­me­di­ate’s Lo­gan Jor­dan is the 2012 Hawaii Arthri­tis Foun­da­tion’s Ju­ve­nile Hon­oree, cho­sen to at­tend the 2012 Arthri­tis Sum­mit April 16-18 and ad­dress Congress. He’ll also lead the Hawaii Arthri­tis Walk May 20. Lo­gan has the very de­bil­i­tat­ing sys­temic and pol­yartic­u­lar arthri­tis, di­ag­nosed at age 3, which keeps him in chronic pain with fre­quent hospi­tal stays. Yet he ac­tively helps oth­ers through Toys for Tots, Lokahi Giv­ing Tree, Veteran’s Home­less Shel­ter, his school’s Peer Ed­u­ca­tion Pro­gram and much more … Alexan­der Stephen­son of Kailua re­ceived his MS de­gree in civil en­gi­neer­ing in re­cent com­mence­ment cer­e­monies at Ge­or­gia Tech … Rus­sell Low­ery is ju­ror for the Wind­ward Artists Guild’s 52nd an­nual Open Ex­hi­bi­tion, set for March 31-June 23 at the Pauahi Tower Mez­za­nine Gallery down­town (263-3108) … Kahuku High and BYUH alum­nus Robert Coburn has joined Hawaii Prince Ho­tel Waikiki as as­sis­tant man­ager, mov­ing home af­ter man­ag­ing sev­eral ho­tels in Las Ve­gas … Speak­ing of Las Ve­gas, Ka­neohe’s Grace Wil­son (mother of golfer Dean) re­cently won $126,684 play­ing pro­gres­sive Pai Gow at the Cal­i­for­nia Ho­tel. Now there’s a sport­ing skill … Con­grat­u­la­tions to the Pali Se­niors Club, which just cel­e­brated its 25th an­niver­sary with a lun­cheon at Koolau Golf Club … Lanikai’s Bar­bara Eber­hart has her “Blos­som­ing” paint­ings on view in the show “The Joy­ful Con­nec­tion,” open­ing Sun­day at Gallery on the Pali (595-4047). A re­cep­tion is set for 6 to 8 p.m. April 7 … Host­ing and singing with the Yale Glee Club ear­lier this month was a de­light, re­ports Linda Kim of the Wind­ward Choral So­ci­ety. She says 32 choral fam­i­lies housed 71 col­lege singers, and their brief stay was full of spon­ta­neous mu­sic and lessons in aloha. There’s more at thewind­ward­choral­so­ci­ety.org … Kelly Chang, a grad­u­ate of Cas­tle High (1992), Lin­field and UH Manoa (PH.D.), has earned ten­ure at Ge­orge Fox Univer­sity in New­berg, Ore­gon, where you can now call her as­so­ci­ate pro­fes­sor of psy­chol­ogy. I can call her Kells … It’s not too late to learn about the sex life of the oc­to­pus. For real. Hanauma Bay Ed­u­ca­tion Cen­ter has a lec­ture on that very topic at 6:30 p.m. Thurs­day (397-5840) by zo­ol­ogy grad stu­dent Heather Yl­i­talo-ward

Robert Coburn

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