Bar association bestows awards
The Hawaii State Bar Association has recognized the King Kamehameha V Judiciary History Center with the 2002 'Ikena Award for providing Hawai'i schools, colleges, citizens and visitors with law-related educational activities and resources.
The 2002 C. Frederick Schutte Award went to Ronald Ibarra, administrative judge of the 3rd Circuit Court, who has been involved in projects including helping establish the Drug Court and streamline efficiency in 3rd Circuit courts.
The President's Award went to attorney Carroll Taylor for his contributions to the public and the legal profession, as well as other community service activities.
The Young Lawyers Division of the Hawaii State Bar Association presented the Justice Award to attorney Gavin Doi for his commitment to pro bono legal services and public education on legal issues.
University of Hawai'i law student Matthew Moneyhon won the Best Law Student Paper Award for "China's Great Western Development Project: Economic Palliative or Political Trojan Horse?"
Planetary award to UH scientist
Dr. Eberhard Gruen, a faculty member of the University of Hawai'i-Manoa's Hawai'i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology, was recently awarded the 2002 Kuiper Prize by the Division for Planetary Sciences.
Gruen was recognized for his discovery of interstellar grains passing through the solar system and of Jupiter dust streams in interplanetary space, and for major insights into the science of micrometeorites in space.
McKinley adds to hall of honor
The newest inductee into the President William McKinley High School Hall of Honor is Abraham Meu Sen Goo, retired president of Boeing Military Airplane Co. and Boeing Advanced Systems.
The 1943 graduate worked the night shift at Hickam Air Base while in school, supporting the war effort by repairing damaged airplanes.
During his 38-year career with Boeing, he climbed the ranks to chief engineer, program manager, vice president, executive vice president and president.
As head of Boeing Advanced Systems, he directed work on the Advanced Technology Bomber and Fighter, which later led to the B-2 and F-22A. He also led Boeing in winning the development role for the Concorde jet.
Goo has won pioneer awards in aerospace engineering and management.
With his wife, Shin Quon, also a McKinley graduate, he established the Mr. and Mrs. Abraham M.S. Goo Endowment for the Sciences, providing full scholarships to the University of Hawai'i, with preference given to McKinley High graduates.