Awards & honors
Estate selects top art students
The Estate of James Campbell recently honored outstanding students during the ninth annual Leeward Young Artists Awards. The artistic young people, between the ages of 5 and 17, competed to create painted works of art. A total of 49 finalists and 10 overall winners were selected from among more than 260 entries representing 20 Leeward schools.
The winners: Jozette Cortez, Grade K, Kapolei Elementary School; Katherine Lee, Grade 4, Waiau Elementary School; Nahaku Maiava, Grade 5, Pearl City Highlands Elementary School; Kelsey Mitsuda, Grade 5, Pearl City Highlands Elementary School; Brysen Gasilos, Grade 6, 'Ewa Elementary School; Aubrey Taasan, Grade 6, 'Ewa Elementary School; Robert Mokiao, Grade 8, Nanakuli High & Intermediate School; April Tungpalan, Grade 8,
'Ilima Intermediate School; Justin Potter, Grade 10, Kapolei High School; Chalice Kaapuni, Grade 12, Pearl City High School.
The Honolulu Academy of Arts awarded scholarships to three students to attend art classes at the Academy Art Center. They are Jozette Cortez, Kapolei Elementary; Brysen Gasilos, 'Ewa Elementary; and Robert Mokiao, Nanakuli High & Intermediate.
An exhibit of the finalists' artwork will be on display for public viewing at the lobby of Kapolei Hale (Kapolei Satellite City Hall), 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, through Nov. 7. The 10 winners' pieces will then be on display in the estate's second-floor student gallery for the next year.
Five named to MPI board
Mid-Pacific Institute has appointed new members to its board of trustees.
- C.F. Damon Jr., director of Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert, a Honolulu law corporation.
- Holly Gorence, previously marketing coordinator at Commerce Bank in Cherry Hill, N.J.
- Elizabeth "Betsy" Sloane, president of the University of Hawai'i Foundation.
- Steven Teruya, a 1970 graduate of Mid-Pacific Institute, presently president and chief executive officer of Finance Factors Ltd.
- Albert Yamada, executive vice president and chief executive officer of First Hawaiian Bank.
Scholarships awarded to pair
Christian Evangelista of 'Aiea and Darrel Molina of Waipahu recently returned from Japan where they lived with volunteer host families. Both are students at University Laboratory School and were accepted into the Japan-America Friendship Scholars Program, administered by Youth For Understanding USA. Scholarship money is provided by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Teacher wins alumni honors
Stanley Shimada of Honolulu was one of six alumni honored by the University of Northern Colorado during its recent homecoming celebration.
Honored for Inspiration to Youth, Shimada spent 33 years as a band teacher and music department chairman at Honolulu's Prince David Kawananakoa Middle School.
His motto: "If you think of every student as your own child, can you be indifferent and uncaring?"
That meant the band room was open on Saturdays to allow students to practice and to provide a safe and healthy place where they could spend time.
'Aiea High pupil gets Leo award
Jaclyn Cadaoas of the 'Aiea High School Leo club has been honored as one of 14 Leo club members in the world to receive the Leo of the Year Award for 2001-02.
Leo clubs, sponsored by the Lions, are service groups for young people ages 12 to 28. The award recognizes excellence in leadership, service project performance, efforts to develop the program, community activities and ethical standards.