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Two Hawaii Island Vets Ceremonies Set Memorial Day Events

May 27, 2012
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Two Hawaii Island Vets Ceremonies Set Memorial Day Events

  Monday is Memorial Day, and Hawaii Island’s Veterans Cemeteries invite the public to events remember the day.   Memorial Day was initially established as Decoration Day in 1868 to honor those who died in the Civil War.  Since then, it has broadened, become a national holiday, and serves to remember all those who have died in service to America in the military.  It also is a day to honor all veterans.   The public is invited to take part in honoring our service people at Hilo Veterans’ Cemetery #1 at 150 Kapiolani Street on…

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Two Big Island Spellers in State Bee Saturday

March 20, 2012
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Two Big Island Spellers in State Bee Saturday

Two Hawaii Island students will take part in the State Spelling Bee this Saturday, March 24.  The competition will air statewide on PBS Hawaii (Channel 10 on most Hawaii Island televisions) at 7 p.m. Roland Afaga, Jr., is a 6th grader Waimea Middle Public Conversion Charter School.  Taggart Nakamoto is in 6th grade at Konawaena Middle School.  Some may recall that Taggart’s older brother, Talmadge Nakamoto, was a previous participant as Hawaii Island’s champion and won the State Bee,  going on to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D. C. in 2009. This year,…

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Two Hawaii Island Men First at New Transplant Center

March 15, 2012
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Queen’s Medical Center began its new liver transplant program last week with liver transplants for two Hawaii Island men.  Thursday, they held a celebratory party for the men and for the transplant staff.  Jonathan Saragosa of Mountain View, 56, received a new liver to replace his, which was damaged by Hepititas C and by cancer.  Virgil Macy, 57, of Waikoloa also received a liver transplant.   Hawaii Medical Center, formerly the state’s transplant headquarters, closed in December.  The State Legislature worked with Queen’s and allocated $1.5 million for a new center.  They also allocated $300,000…

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Senate Committee Rejects Two Hawaii Island Board of Regent Nominees

April 26, 2011
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The Star Advertiser is reporting that Governor Neil Abercrombie has withdrawn two of his nominees to the University of Hawaii Board of Regents, those representing the Island of Hawaii.   This move came after the State Senate Education Committee voted on Monday to reject the nominees.  With a negative recommendation, it was unlikely the full Senate would have confirmed the Governor’s selections. The committee voted not to confirm Sandra Scarr, a former psychology professor and now coffee farmer and dog breeder in Kailua-Kona,  and Patrick Naughton, an East Hawaii resident and  former provost at Hawaii Community…

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Kealakehe and Waiakea High Schools go to FIRST Robotics

April 16, 2011
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Two Hawaii Island high schools will send robotics teams to the varsity level robotics program, FIRST Robotics Competition, in St. Louis Missouri.  Both Kealakehe High School and Waiakea High will compete at the event from April 27 through April 30.   Other state schools competing at the event include McKinley High, Sacred Hearts Academy, Waialua High, and Waianae High.    The FIRST Robotics Championships will feature competitors from around the country and the world in what is expected to be a challenging, fiercely competitive event.

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Island Robotic Teams in Top 15 in Oahu Competition

March 26, 2011
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Two Hawaii Island schools, Waiakea High School and West Hawaii Explorations Academy are in the top 15 after the first day of competition at the 2011 FIRST in Hawaii Regional Robotics Competition at Honolulu’s Stan Sheriff Center.  The top 15 are: 1. Waialua High School 2. McKinley High School 3. Punahou School 4. Waiakea High School  (in Hilo) 5. Baldwin High School 6. Kapolei High School 7. Pearl City High School 8. Moanalua High School 9. Sacred Hearts Academy 10. Farrington High School 11. Waianae High School 12. Kalaheo High School 13. King Kekaulike High…

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