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December 7, 2017 - 12:05am

McKeon graduates basic

U.S. Air Force National Guard Airman 1st Class Coral McKeon graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

McKeon is a 2016 graduate of Konawaena High School, Kealakekua.

Scholarships awarded

KAILUA-KONA —The ACF Kona Kohala Chefs Association awarded six $2,000 scholarships Saturday at the Christmas with the Chefs gala on the grounds of Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel.

Recipients are all local culinary students attending Hawaii Community College-Palamanui who volunteered at the event. In addition, HCC-West Hawaii graduates were involved in four of the 18 culinary stations: Ashley Danao at Daylight Mind Coffee Company and Café, Darcy Ambrosio of A-Bay’s Island Grill, Kevin Castillo of Lava Bowls and George Gomes of the Sheraton Kona. In addition, grad Patti Kimball of Kimball Catering served as culinary station organizer.

In its 29th year, the annual fundraiser benefits culinary students attending Hawaii Community College-Palamanui and members of the Kona Kohala Chefs wanting to further their education. Event proceeds and sponsors funded the scholarships. These scholarships aid students completing their two-year AAS Culinary degree while preparing them for gainful employment in the workforce.

Mark your calendar for next year’s 30th anniversary benefit on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018.

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