UH Lab student wins essay contest
University Laboratory School student Valerie Sakimura has won first place in a state competition and will represent Hawai'i at the National Peace Essay Contest.
She will receive a $1,000 college scholarship and will compete for national awards of up to $10,000 at a special program for state-level winners in Washington in late June.
More than 1,200 students from across the country participated in this year's contest.
Sakimura's essay is "The U.S. Military's Role in International Peacekeeping."
Foundation gives 58 scholarships
The Mamoru and Aiko Takitani Foundation gave 58 scholarships of $1,000 each last weekend to an outstanding senior from each qualifying high school in Hawai'i.
At the 10th annual scholarships award luncheon at Waialae Country Club, 10 of the state's top students also received an additional $2,000, two received $10,000 and one received $5,000.
The foundation, which was established by the founders of Hawaiian Host chocolates, has awarded more than $800,000 in scholarships since 1993.
Dole Middle School seeks nominations
Dole Middle School is looking for alumni nominations for the Pride of Dole Award for distinguished career and community service.
Nominees must have attended Dole Middle School for at least two years, be at least 40 years old and have demonstrated a sustained record of bringing honor and pride to the community.
To nominate yourself or someone else, call the school at 832-3349 and ask for Pam Kino or Vera Shishido for a nomination form.
Marianist schools to get $3 million
The Marianist Province of the Pacific will donate $3 million to Hawai'i's Marianist institutions.
Saint Louis School, Chaminade University and Saint Anthony Junior Senior High School on Maui will each receive a $1 million endowment that has been earmarked for student financial aid.
The Marianists, or Society of Mary, are a Catholic order that arrived on O'ahu in 1883 and founded Saint Louis and Chaminade University. Saint Anthony's School in Wailuku also came under Marianist direction in 1883.