West Oahu News­mak­ers

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Maria Deguz­man of Makak­ilo and other mem­bers of the UH Manoa De­bate and Foren­sics So­ci­ety have re­turned home from an im­pres­sive show­ing at the Yale In­ter-Var­sity de­bate tour­na­ment, held Oct. 22-24 in Con­necti­cut.

Though the un­der­grad de­bate team has only been in ex­is­tance for two years, the Hawaii team de­feated teams from Stan­ford, Cor­nell, UCLA, Columbia, Dart­mouth, MIT, NYU, St. John’s, Bos­ton Uni­ver­sity, West Point and Ford­ham in the nation’s largest and most-pres­ti­gious de­bate com­pe­ti­tion.

Deguz­man com­peted on the B Team with Kyle Dahlin (Kailua). To­gether they av­er­aged two speaker points be­hind A Team mem­bers Daniel Hugo (Makiki) and Eliot St. John (Kailua), who ranked just two speaker points be­low the top team in the com­pe­ti­tion.

The team is di­rected by speech depart­ment as­sis­tant pro­fes­sor Robert Boller.

Longs Drugs has an­nounced the re­cip­i­ents of its 2010 Ed­u­ca­tional Grant Pro­gram, es­tab­lished to as­sist high school grad­u­ates who are in­ter­ested in a ca­reer in busi­ness with their ed­u­ca­tional ex­penses.

Those from West Oahu re­ceiv­ing a $1,000 grant are Richard Mizu­sawa (Aiea High), Priscilla Lai (Camp­bell High), An­gel­ica Hunter ( Kapolei High), Camille Onate (Pearl City High) and Bryana Mariko Mansano ( Waipahu High).

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