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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Monday, July 29, 2002

Honors, awards and grants

Advertiser Staff

Girl attends top civic program

Shana Won, a student at Roosevelt High School, attended the Presidential Classroom's Science, Technology and Public Policy Program in Washington, D.C., recently. The nation's leading civic education program provides students a firsthand look at the political responses to change brought about by scientific advances. Participants' activities includes a seminar with a NASA astronaut and visits to the National Security Agency and the National Academy of Sciences.

Exclusive group receives woman

Chanelle Mari Chung of Honolulu, a University of Washington student, has accepted membership in The National Society of Collegiate Scholars, a highly selective society that stresses a responsibility for scholars to develop leadership and perform service.

Society inducts Honolulu woman

Lesley-Anne Kondo of Honolulu has been inducted into Phi Beta Delta Honor Society at Syracuse University, where she is a senior majoring in environmental design in the College of Visual and Performing Arts.

Iolani junior in leader program

Jerrene Takeuchi, a junior at Iolani School, has been selected to participate in an Economics for Leaders program being conducted at Claremont-McKenna College in Los Angeles this week. The weeklong course combines leadership training and economics.

UH teacher to lecture in Korea

Gary Yong Ki Pak, assistant professor in English at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture and do research at Korea University in Seoul, South Korea, during the 2002 fall academic semester. He will lecture on American and Asian literatures and study the post-war fiction of Korea.

LCC student in competition

Jean Hesch, a Leeward Community College opticianry student, participated in Essilor's Opticianry College Bowl In Atlanta. She is an ophthalmic dispenser at Dr. Worldster Lee's office.

Away students make the grade

Named to the deans' lists at their respective colleges were:

  • Chad Hiu of 'Ewa Beach, a junior majoring in human services and administration at Springfield College.
  • Jarrett Razon of St. Andrews Presbyterian College in Laurinburg, N.C.
  • Laurie Lau of Honolulu, a freshman at Bates College.
  • California Lutheran University students Andrea Monden of Kane'ohe, a junior majoring in liberal arts; Tiffany Kayama of Pukalani, Maui, a senior majoring in biology; Randy Ho of Honolulu, a sophomore majoring in multimedia; and Coreen Oshiro of Honolulu, a sophomore majoring in liberal arts.

College dreams get financing

Recipients of scholarships are:

• The Hawaii State Federal Credit Union: Dawn Yonamine, La Pietra, an elementary education major at Chaminade University; Pepper Lee Soon, Moanalua High, a masters candidate in occupational therapy at Colorado State University; Cherilyn McGowan, Mililani High, an animal science major at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa; Gary Nakamura, Roosevelt High, a secondary education major at Honolulu Community College; Chad Nishizuka, Kailua High, a pre-dentistry major at Illinois Institute of Technology; Malia Saavedra, Castle High, a biology major at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa; Shari Shimizu, Iolani School, a pharmacy major at the University of the Pacific; Christina Sing, Hawaii Baptist Academy, a biochemistry major at Point Loma Nazarene University; Anna Marie Alfiler, Laupahoehoe High, a business management major at University of Hawai'i at Manoa; Grace Chang, Roosevelt High, pursuing a law degree at William S. Richard School of Law; Jose Dar Jr., Waipahu High, a premedicine major at University of Southern California; Monique Guillory, Kaiser High, a criminal justice major at Irvine Valley College; Monica Ishikawa, Mililani High, majoring in counseling psychology, University of Oregon; Symphonie Kaai, Nanakuli High, a medical office procedure major at Hawaii Business College; and Lynn Kajiyama, Kailua High, who will pursue architecture or English at the University of Oregon.