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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted on: Friday, May 18, 2001

O'ahu briefs

Advertiser Staff


Church bazaar in Waipahu

The Waipahu United Church of Christ's annual bazaar will be from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow at the Mokuola Street church across from the public library.

The bazaar will feature a white elephant sale, huli-huli chicken and a plant sale. For more information, call 677-3317.

Lu'au to benefit culture classes

Ka Pa Ku Kaiaulu, a school of Hawaiian culture and dance in Nanakuli, will have a benefit lu'au from 4 to 8:30 p.m. tomorrow at Yama's Royale Ranch in Pearl City.

The alcohol/drug free event will feature Hawaiian and local island-style entertainment. Door prizes, including a round trip to either the West Coast or Tahiti, and other items will be available.

Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door.

For more information and directions to the event, call 386-6521 or 722-6563.


Open house at Makaha school

Hoa 'Aina O Makaha farm, next to Makaha Elementary School, will have an open house from 2 to 5 p.m. tomorrow featuring student projects and children's activities.

"Teachers Make a Difference in our Community," is the theme of this year's annual event. Students from Makaha Elementary's Na Keiki O Ka 'Aina project will share what they have learned during the school year in the hands-on environmental and science program.

Science displays, a student talent show and harvesting fresh vegetables will be featured at the free event.

Wai'anae runs Relay for Life

The American Cancer Society's annual Relay for Life overnight fund-raiser in Wai'anae will be from 7 p.m. tomorrow to 7 a.m. Sunday.

Relay for Life is a noncompetitive event in which teams of 10 pledge $100 each and keep one member running or walking on a track during the entire 12-hour event. This year's relay will be at Wai'anae High School.

So far 12 teams have signed up for the event, which will include live entertainment, a silent auction and crafts, food booths and games for keiki.

Relay for Life proceeds help provide patients with free transportation to doctors' appointments and pay for medical equipment, anti-tobacco teaching kits for schools and research to find a cure for cancer.

For more information, call 486-8420.


Iolani students vie for title

Just one month after winning a $25,000 national teaching award, Iolani teacher Richard Rankin has led a team of students to the finals of a national economics competition.

The Iolani team has made it to the final four from a starting field of 345 teams from 188 schools.

They answered questions on micro- and macroeconomics, international economics and current events to win the Western division. This weekend, they will vie with teams from Connecticut, Iowa and Ohio for first place in the National Council on Economic Education Economics Competitions.

On the team are Gina Giang, Tierne Fahl, Joel-David Hamaguchi and Christopher Putre.

Their teacher, Rankin, was recognized as the grand winner in the Nasdaq National Teaching Awards last month for the way he teaches economics.

Student artists to be honored

A dedication ceremony Sunday will commemorate the 2001 Student Art Exhibition and six new commissioned works of art by Carol Bennett and Don Dugal.

The State Foundation on Culture and Arts' ceremony will begin at 1 p.m. at the Hawai'i Convention Center. There is no admission charge.

The exhibition features art created by students in grades kindergarten to six. This year's theme, "My Island and Me," encouraged students to express how they feel about, look at or interpret their island. A team of three jurors visited each school district to review and select works for further consideration.

A blessing of the works of art by kahu John Keola Lake begins at 1 p.m. in the Exhibition Hall. At 2 p.m. there will be a formal dedication program in Room 323 to recognize the achievements of Bennett and Dugal and to honor each student with a certificate of participation.

At noon there will be a special educational program in which students can participate in simple art activities while parents and teachers gather information on ways to nurture students' interest in the arts.

For more information on the 2001 Student Art Exhibition, call Elaine Zinn at 586-0768.