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Parker School to hold Financial Aid Benefit Gala

Parker School will host Kahiau, its 10th annual auction gala on March 7, at the Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii. All proceeds from the event go towards financial aid at the school. The Hawaiian word kahiau means “to give generously from the heart,” and every year Parker puts on the gala so people can come together to provide educational opportunities for Hawaii children.

‘Pigs Feet & Poi’ slated for March 7

The Hawaiian Museum of Contemporary Art will present ‘Pigs Feet &Poi,’ a performance poetry, music and theatrical event, featuring performance poet, singer, actor and writer Michele Dalton, with opening acts singer/musician Margot Kimble and poet/healer Jeri Rose.

HPA senior named National Merit finalist

Harmony Graziano, a senior at Hawaii Preparatory Academy, has been named a finalist in the 60th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. She will continue in the competition for 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth about $33 million that will be offered this spring.

Big Win

Parker School is proud to announce that a record number of Parker students have won awards in three different art competitions. This year, six high school students have won four Gold Key and six Silver Key Awards in the prestigious Scholastic Art Awards Competition. The State Foundation for Culture and the Arts is flying Ms. Buscher and all six students to O’ahu later this month to see the young artists’ pieces hung at the Hawai’i State Art Museum.

Pageant recruiting Miss Hawaii-Island Filipina contestants

Reigning Miss Hawaii-Island Filipina Queen Kieryn Ka‘aihue encourages young women of Filipino ancestry, ages 18 to 27, to participate in the next Miss Hawaii-Island Filipina Scholarship Pageant on June 27 in Hilo. Produced by Big Island Filipino Community Council, pageant phases include judges’ interview, swimsuit, talent, terno (formal gown), and Mutya ng Diwa (Filipino spirit).