In Brief | Schools 3-5-14


Kealakehe Elementary plans reading program

The community is invited to Kealakehe Elementary School for its ABC Read to Me Family Literacy Read Aloud Program from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the cafeteria. ABC Read to Me is an evening of fun and learning for everyone in the school community. Highlights of the program include motivating children to love reading; relaxing and enjoy listening to stories; hear the latest information and research about reading; collect book lists, articles and easy tips for the family; free snacks, drinks and dinner with family and friends, and prizes. Principal Nancy Matsukawa will read “Our Tree Named Steve” by Alan Zweibel.

ABC Read to Me volunteers read to children from toddlers to fifth grade. Kealakehe Elementary teachers Eric Lammerman and Cathy Riehle will read aloud to the adult group. Older children are welcome to join the adult presentation.

For more information, call Joan Parker at 327-4308, ext. 289.

Rotary scholarship applications due soon

The Rotary Club of Kona is offering up to eight scholarships to students enrolled at University of Hawaii Center at West Hawaii who have earned at least 24 credits and are working toward an associate degree or associate of applied science degree. The scholarships are for $1,000 spread over two semesters.

Application forms are available through the school counselor and on the club website at rotaryclubofkona.com in the downloads column. Applications are due March 30.

Applications are being accepted for Monsanto Hawaii’s scholarships

As many as 10 $1,000 Monsanto Hawaii Life Sciences Scholarships will be awarded in 2014. This scholarship is open to graduating seniors of all high schools in Hawaii who will be attending an accredited college or university to pursue a discipline related to the life sciences — including agriculture, agronomy, biology, botany, genetics, horticulture, plant physiology, chemistry, crop science and soil science. The application deadline is April 1.

The Hawaii Agricultural Scholarship is offered to applicants who have been accepted, or are currently enrolled, as full-time students at an accredited college or university other than the University of Hawaii at Manoa or Oregon State University; and pursuing a degree in an agricultural science program or related discipline — including botany, genetics, horticulture, plant physiology, crop science or soil science. The application deadline is May 1.

Applications for both scholarships are available at monsantohawaii.com or by calling 685-8664.

Students pursuing a degree in agricultural sciences at the UH’s College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources may apply for a separate scholarship. Email Charles Kinoshita at KinoshitaC@CTAHR.hawaii.edu for more information.

Students pursuing a degree in agricultural sciences or a science area at OSU may apply for a separate scholarship. Email Paul Dorres at Paul.Dorres@oregonstate.edu for more information.

Kenoi attending Waimea school dinner

Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi. has agreed to share some of his “small kid time” stories about trials and triumphs and about those who helped or hindered him along the way at a gathering for Waimea Middle School students and families at 6 p.m. March 12 in the school cafeteria.

There is no charge for the dinner and talk-story, but an reservations is suggested for school families.

The program is being presented by the school’s new “Connecting For Success” grant in partnership with Hawaii Community Foundation to support the school’s mission of empowering all students with the skills, values and cultural understanding to successfully navigate high school and beyond for college and career readiness.

Dinner will include kalua pig and cabbage, hapa rice, a Waimea greens salad, dessert and – for adults – coffee.

To learn more about student mentoring, email Lori Ching at Lori_Ching@notes.k12.hi.us or call Suzi Herhold at 887-6090, ext. 268.

Hardwick, Steele

on ASU dean’s list

Ray Hardwick of Captain Cook and Taylor Steele of Kealakekua have been named to the dean’s list at Arizona State University.

Undergraduate students who earn 12 or more graded hours during a semester in residence at the school with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher are eligible for the dean’s list.

Kim makes

SPU dean’s list

Hwanhee Kim of Kailua-Kona was named to Seattle Pacific University’s 2013 autumn quarter dean’s list. Students on the dean’s list have completed at least 12 credits and attained a 3.5 or higher grade point average. Founded in 1891, Seattle Pacific University is a Christian university that equips people to engage the culture and change the world. Its comprehensive academic program serves more than 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students.

Makua Lani

lower school announces honor roll

Makua Lani Christian Academy lower campus has announced the names of students on its honor roll for the second quarter of the 2013-14 school year.

Second grade: Sofia Clark, Kamaili Kalawe, Patrick Riehle, Noah Smith, Olivia Estioko, Kenison Morinaka, Bella Shurley, Alexis Leao, Kylie Pucong, Cody Smith, Micah Berney, Kamaku Duarte, Emma Estrada, Anna Payesko

Third grade: Judah Grosch, Anja Henriques, Karsten Wanke, Lynelle Yadao-Ellazar, Jacob Charles, Kaleb Sotelo, Triton Rivera, Lynea Rivera, Noa Frechette

Fourth grade: Kaiulani Bento, Jordan Hanano, Isabella Malendres, Sol Pace, Noa Clark, Josiah Kaaua, Kalae Mills, Nuuhiwa Beatty, Alex Christensen, Kale Onaka, Alex Payesko, Mikella Chang, Jaron Nichols, Kawaihua Paikuli-Campbell

Fifth grade: Alyssa Anderson, Leilani Kathe, Raychelle Lorenzo, Austin Pham, Riley Estrada

Sixth and seventh grades: Ilinahe Beatty, Jenna Howery, Maia Mills, Kahoku Benson, Enjolique Hughes, Witney O’Halloran, Kulani Paikuli-Campbell, Paige Jo, Kali Sotelo, Mara Duarte, Kamalu Kaupiko, Maura Wagner, Meleana Duvauchelle, Tia Lurbiecki, Noa Baggs, Tristan Charles, RJ Luea, Jaden Berney, Shanti Eskildsen, Kaitlynn Sell, David Casino, Colby Hardie, Shayna Valencia, Tim Catanzaro, Cressy Kerr.

Makua Lani Christian Academy is a member of the Association of Christian Schools International and the Hawaii Association of Independent Schools. For admissions information, call 329-3093.

Konawaena Elementary announces GLO winners

Konawaena Elementary School has announced the names of students receiving second quarter GLO Awards.

GLO 1, Self Directed Learner: Aleisha-Kaiya Estranero, Sophie Ono-LaMarco, Kameaikalai Sasaki-Lee, Anika Santos, Maming Bacxa, Kenya Cisneros-Ramirez, Preston Dickens, Malia Bacxa, Hedie Kamoku-Kihe, Samuel Nakamoto, Ikona Kainoa-Salvador, Danielle Corpuz, Precious Benevides, Lana Campogan, Nathand Demers, Carlos Garza-Malagon, Kimberly Garza Magana, Flavio Bagay, Thomas Christian, Aidan Cabilin-Young, Taisandra Killion, Tiare Quintal, Jenna Oyama, Maja Manalili

GLO 2, Community Contributor: Kaliyah Gladden, Faye Devine, Kaylee Kaleleiki, Giovani Ruiz, Demetrius Hadley, Erica Camacho, Michael Miller, Anna Leuenberger, Charlee Pond, Brandon Sayphone, Tyree Flenory, Apollo James Bennett, Kaeo Cross, Shawn Maghanoy, Akoni Binney, Nakoa Damas, David Ortiz-Strauss, Cristal Ramirez Cisneros, Shaylie Fujihara-Lono, Kailyn Villanueva, Taylie Oshiro, Drew Basque, Brianna Izawa, Xandria Libarios-Antolin

GLO 3, Complex Thinker: Caiden Mireles, Natasha Demers, Tae Yeon Nozaki, Slayde Thompson, Kaila Powell, Kalia Medeiros, Bukhari Jones, Emanuela DeFarias, Skye Oyama, Jasper Felipe, Kylia Silva, Lorena Cancino Magana, Cody Kashiwabara, Keith Ai, Keoni Gali, Jordan Fukushima, Aidan Allred, Jared Barrett, Joseph Roback

GLO 4, Quality Producer: Kapena Leslie, CJ Koa Felipe, Isaiah Corpuz, Taisha Bannister, Brett Markovitz, Sarai Dee Dotimas, Hailey Keliipio, Kaylie Costello, Helixa Hadley, Grant Angeleo, Bryanna Cruz Espinoza, Lyric Tagavilla, Natalie Ii, Halanalai Acasio, Sydni Nakamoto, Ethan Yamaguchi, Riley Wicklander, Julia DeLeon, Toko Minoda, Tyra Bailey

GLO 5, Effective Communicator: Ethan Ogata, Keala Markovitz, Anthony Eagle, Country Denis, Malia Lerback, Francis Dauchy, Sarai Dee Dotimas, Emilio Valdovinos, Lola DeMotte, Jennifer Medina, Joseph Jardine, Sophia Burgess, Jahvon Etienne, Trevon Lofland, Colton Sasaki, Makai Alcoran, Dylan Ono Bong

GLO 6, Effective and Ethical User of Technology: Alea Ching, Damion Teshima-Cavillis, Kahiau Kam, Armando Magana-Zavala, Nanea Henriques, Shane Oyama, Jaeden Meyer, Kylee-Anne Kihe, Zion Kobayashi, Abraham Ogata, Jaimin Medeiros, Adrienne Kamoku-Pantohan, Noah Paio Kanakaole, Saige Go-Oana, Ty Stevens, Cyrus Ching.

Tourism association awards scholarships

The Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Association has awarded two college scholarships established in tribute to two noted Hawaii tourism leaders.

A Clem Judd Jr. Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,500 has been awarded to Jo-Lynn Kahala-Minczer, of Waikoloa, who is a senior at the University of Hawaii at Manoa School of Travel Industry Management.

The R.W. “Bob” Holden Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 has been awarded to Chelsey-Mei Borge from Kahului, Maui, who is a junior at the University of Hawaii at Manoa School of Travel Industry Management.

“We are thrilled to extend our scholarships to Jo-Lynn and Chelsey-Mei, and commend them for their interest in pursuing careers in the hospitality field,” said George Szigeti, association president and CEO. “These scholarships help ensure that Hawaii’s lodging industry is supporting the talent to fuel its growth through development of future leaders.”

The scholarships were awarded based on academic performance, hospitality work experience, financial need, and other specific requirements as noted in the scholarship criteria.

Applications are being accepted from now until July 1 for the 2014-15 school year. College students meeting the certain criteria can download the application forms online at hawaiilodging.org and mail them to the Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Association.