Tayana Cardoza, a 2014 graduate of Kealakehe High School, is the recipient of a four-year scholarship provided by the Dutch Schuman Big Island Paniolo Scholarship Fund.
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Three of Parker School’s top debaters participated in the National Forensic League National Tournament from June 15-20 in Overland Park, Kansas. Junior Carrie Hiller and seniors Jaren Ashcraft and Luke Potter qualified for the nationals at the state level tournament in April on Oahu (when Hiller was a sophomore and Ashcraft and Potter juniors).
Among the many immigrants to reach Hawaiian shores are certain members of the reptilian order Squamata , which includes lizards and snakes.
Waimea Town Market and Parker School will host a candidate talk-story from 8:30 a.m-noon Saturday at the school.
Craft and food vendors are invited to participate in the 27th annual Christmas Craft ‘EG’stravaganza.
Scholar, teacher and author of “Discovering Buddhism in Everyday Life,”the Rev. Marvin Harada of Orange County and Buddhist Churches of America, will speak at Kamuela Hongwanji Mission at 7 p.m. today. He also will give a presentation at 9 p.m. Saturday at the Hilo Betsuin.
O-Bon, or just Bon, is a Japanese Buddhist custom to honor the spirits of one’s ancestors.
For the first time ever, community members will have the opportunity to create a one-of-a-kind Ni‘ihau shell lei that traditionally is made and worn by men for very special occasions such as weddings or hula halau performances.
The Big Island Retired Military Association presented the 2014 BIRMA-Mark Allen Traxler Memorial scholarship certificate and a $1,000 check to Reid K. Daugherty at the BIRMA June meeting.
A series of events promoting fresh fruit and vegetables to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program participants will conclude at the Maku‘u Farmers Market in Puna from 11 a.m.-noon Sunday.
The Hawaii Island Contractors’ Association and its co-sponsors, Bank of Hawaii and Honsador Lumber LLC, awarded two $750 scholarships to second-year Hawaii Community College carpentry major students — BJ Francis and Hunter Christensen.
Pahoa Paintball Safety Zone members hosted a birthday party June 22 for Gage Reis, second from right in the middle row, who celebrated his 12th birthday at a paintball game in Pahoa with family and friends. His ohana treated him to a special birthday cake made to look like paintballs, with lots of decorative and colorful creative splatter adornments. For more information about the paintball club and its calendar of events, call Charlie Kawamoto at 965-8172.
Lehua Hawaii Productions staged its third annual pageant June 14 at the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium. Angelina Ramirez, left, was crowned Young Miss Lehua Hawaii, and Kianie Sampaga was crowned Miss Teen Lehua Hawaii. Other top finishers included Kiana Vallente and Shaedelyn Kaaihue as first and second princess in the Young Miss Division and Kepola Ishikawa and Meghan Kualii as first and second princess in the Teen Division. Visit lehuahawaiiproductions.com if you are interested in participating in next year’s pageant.
The 25th edition of KIDS COUNT Data Book finds some gains in economic well-being and education of Hawaii’s children, but concerns remain.
The Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce (KKCC) recently honored 11 individuals, businesses and organizations with Pualu Awards during its annual installation and membership banquet at Four Seasons Resort Hualalai.