AM Partners, a Honolulu-based architectural firm, has won the ISP/VM+SD Convenience Store Award of Merit for its work on ABC stores at the Shops at Wailea. The ISP/VM+SD International Store Interior Design Awards, co-sponsored by the Institute of Store Planners and VM+SD Magazine, attracted more than 168 entrants from North and Central America, Africa and Europe.
Kiani Arkus of the Kamehameha Schools is the winner of the 2002 Pacific Symposium for Science and Sustainability, a regional competition of the Junior Science and Humanities Symposium. Arkus received a $4,000 scholarship and will do a presentation at the national competition in April in San Diego. Other students who were recognized were: runner-up Ricky Nguyen of Iolani School, and finalists Natasha K. Yuen and Felix H. Lui of McKinley High and Helen G. Uele of Fagaitua High in American Samoa.
Thomas Henson, a sixth-grader from Pearl Harbor Kai Elementary School, is one of 130 boys and girls selected as a Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA Regional All-Star. Henson will receive a medal and T-shirt.
Brooke-Lynn Luat, a graduate of Creighton University from Honolulu, was one of 25 students nationwide recognized as one of American Advertising Federation's Most Promising Minority Students, Class of 2002.
Shriners Hospital for Children has honored Faith Nakano for 60 years of employment at the hospital by proclaiming Feb. 26 "Faith Nakano Day."
Lauren Quill, 17, of Ha'iku, and Carrie Yap, 12, of Wailuku, were named Hawai'i's top youth volunteers for 2002 by the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. Quill and Yap are among 104 state honorees nationwide who will each receive $1,000, an engraved silver medallion and an all-expenses-paid trip in May to Washington, D.C.
Michelle Mitchell, 17, of Kihei, and Emma Yuen, 17, of Ninole, were named distinguished finalists for their community service activities and will each receive an engraved bronze medallion.
The Greater Los Angeles Federal Executive Board has awarded $750 each to college students Lisa Yoshimi of Pearl City, Cara Kawahara of Pearl City and Robert Birchfield, a Navy employee at Pearl Harbor.
These students received perfect scores at a recent O'ahu Math League meet: Cameron Taketa, Hawai'i Baptist Academy; Elizabeth Au, Yoshio Goto, Blake Kawamoto, Ryan Lau, Kelly Nakamura, Ricky Nguyen and Ravi Patel, Iolani School; Alika Ah New, Kamehameha Schools; Ryotaro Ohtake, Mid-Pacific Institute; Nyssa Thompson, Punahou School.
Perfect scorers in January: Matthew Ardo, Kawamoto, Patel, Carol Pham and Even Wang, Iolani; Chase Cabana, Kamehameha; Ka Yung Chan, Lu Lu and Andrew Lum, McKinley High; Jonathan Ching, Punahou. About 30 high schools and more than 300 students participate in the league each month.