Kailua businesses receive awards
The Kailua Chamber of Commerce honored volunteers and supporters and granted retail awards to nine businesses, organizations and individuals who represent the best of Kailua's business community.
The awards were presented at a chamber meeting recently. The categories and winners are:
- Quality Service Award: Hardware Hawai'i, and Bookends.
- Storefront of the Year: Kailua Beachwalk.
- Kailua Town Beautification Award: 407 Partners for the Jeanlu Building, Le Jardin Academy for its new campus, and Kane'ohe Ranch Co. Ltd. for Kailua Foodland Marketplace.
- New Business of the Year: Shoe Fetish.
- Project Champion of the Year: Don Bremner for Kailua Road median and underground wire project; and Ted McCrea for Light Up Kailua for Christmas.
Kailua student in national forum
Jordan Schick, cadet lieutenant colonel of the Kailua High School Air Force Junior ROTC, was selected as the national security adviser to the president in simulation activities at the National Youth Leadership Forum on Defense, Intelligence and Diplomacy last month in Washington, D.C.
Schick joined nearly 400 high school juniors and seniors from across the country at the forum, where students learned from leaders in national security, diplomacy and global defense systems.
Students had the opportunity to visit several military installations and agencies, including the Central Intelligence Agency, Gettysburg National Military Park, the Pentagon and the U.S. Department of State as well as several embassies.
The forum ended with a student-run simulation of international crises involving the Caucasus region in Central Asia, where students assumed true-to-life roles in making decisions to resolve a fictional global situation.
Aloha Shoyu assists students
Aloha Shoyu Co. will award $1,000 in scholarships each year to individuals affiliated with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Honolulu. Recently, Aloha Shoyu president Brian Tanigawa was on hand to present the first scholarship check to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Honolulu's president and chief executive officer Dennis Brown.
The program intends to allow more of Hawai'i's youth to pursue their academic careers while benefiting from Big Brothers Big Sisters' one-on-one mentoring programs.