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Five Years of Prevention: Hawaii Meth Project Appoints New Students to 2014-15 Teen Advisory Council

Five Years of Prevention: Hawaii Meth Project Appoints New Students to 2014-15 Teen Advisory Council

Twenty-two students from four islands to lead methamphetamine awareness and prevention efforts in schools and communities statewide

The Hawaii Meth Project’s Teen Advisory Council turns five today with the appointment of 22 student members to its 2014-2015 group. This year’s council, selected through a competitive application and interview process, is comprised of high school students from Kauai, Oahu, Maui, and Hawaii Island who help to raise awareness about the risks of methamphetamine use and provide a teen perspective on the campaign’s strategies and messages. 

Safeway Hawaii Foundation Grants $10,000 In Scholarships To 10 Hawaii Students

Safeway Hawaii Foundation Grants $10,000 In Scholarships To 10 Hawaii Students

HONOLULU – The Safeway Hawaii Foundation Scholarship Fund has awarded $1,000 scholarships to 10 Hawaii students to assist them in pursuing higher education at colleges and universities.

“The Safeway Hawaii Foundation Scholarship fund helps students complete their higher education and become our next generation of innovators and leaders,” said George Glukfeld, Safeway Hawaii district manager. “Our grant will allow these outstanding students to focus on their educational goals.”

For the past five years, the fund has provided scholarship opportunities to current and past Safeway employees and their children. Students applied through the Hawaii Community Foundation, which administers the fund. They were required to have maintained a 3.0 grade point average, with preference given to students planning to attend a college or university in Hawaii.

Kiewit Building Group, Inc. Awards $7,500 to Scholarship Recipients

Kiewit Building Group, Inc. Awards $7,500 to Scholarship Recipients

Kiewit Building Group, Inc. announced the recipients of its scholarship program for the 2014–2015 academic year. Cynthia Sigler, Corey Snider and Maluhia Stark-Kinimaka were awarded scholarships of $2,500 each based on their academic performance and goals, financial need and extracurricular activities. Kiewit’s program, now seven years in the running, received over 56 entries from high school seniors pursuing degrees in engineering, architecture or construction management.

“Kiewit strives to support local students, especially in their goals to pursue higher education,” said Sharon Thom, senior vice president and Hawaii area manager of Kiewit Building Group. “We’re proud to say that we have had the opportunity to hire engineers who once benefitted from Kiewit scholarships. Being able to participate in the growth of these students into young professionals is the most rewarding part of this program.”

Ka 'Ohana student newspaper excels in national competition

Ka 'Ohana student newspaper excels in national competition

Windward Community College’s student newspaper, Ka ‘Ohana (the family), has garnered another first place national award from the American Scholastic Press Association. The newspaper has ranked among the top winners in the ASPA competition for the past 19 years.

Ka ‘Ohana scored 930 out of 1,000 possible points for the first place category and was recognized by the judges as “an excellent school newspaper, which shows the creativity and journalistic knowledge of your staff.” The competition recognizes excellence and provides feedback in content, page design, general plan, art, editing and creativity.

Kiewit Building Group Interns Enhance Pearl City Elementary With An Outdoor Amphitheater

Kiewit Building Group Interns Enhance Pearl City Elementary  With An Outdoor Amphitheater

Kiewit Building Group, Inc. summer interns led volunteers, friends and families building and installing a stage and stadium benches at Pearl City Elementary this month.  The group spent over 700 hours on the project, enabling Pearl City Elementary students to attend outdoor classes in the amphitheater.

“We are proud of our outstanding interns who lead projects such as this every year.  One of Kiewit’s core values is stewardship as we strive to create a better Hawaii for future generations,” said Sharon Ann Thom, senior vice president of Kiewit Building Group.  “Our program provides students, our future builders, with mentorship and hands on experience in the construction industry.  It is amazing what our young people are able to accomplish today.”

La Pietra Student Receives 2014 National Merit Scholarship

La Pietra Student Receives 2014 National Merit Scholarship

National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced this year’s National Merit $2500 Scholarship winners – including Angela Assante, a senior at La Pietra – Hawaii School for Girls.

The 2,500 Merit Scholar designees were chosen from a talent pool of more than 15,000 outstanding Finalists in the program.

 

The National Merit Scholarship winners are the Finalists in each state judged to have the strongest combination of accomplishments, skills, and potential for success in rigorous college studies. Assante earned a perfect composite score of 36 on her ACT test. Nationally, on average, less than one-tenth of one percent of students who take the ACT test earns the top score.

 

“We are extremely proud of Angela’s achievements,” said Mahina Hugo, Head of School for La Pietra. “She has blossomed into a confident and driven young woman. We look forward to her embracing challenges of college and pursuing her dreams on a global scale.”

La Pietra Students Express Support for Nigerian Students

La Pietra Students Express Support for Nigerian Students

As part of being an all-girls school and the importance of education, students and faculty at La Pietra - Hawaii School for Girls expressed themselves by wearing red for free dress day to bring awareness of the nearly 300 girls abducted in Nigeria.

 

La Pietra is Hawaii’s only non-denominational, fully accredited college preparatory school for girls grades 6 through 12. La Pietra offers an academic and social environment where girls can take risks and develop positive self-confidence. Each year La Pietra graduates young women who know how to think critically, lead confidently, be creative, express curiosity, and competently navigate the rapidly changing world. For more information go to: www.lapietra.edu.