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Island Images

For Saturday, May 7, 2011

By Star-Advertiser Photographers

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SAY CHEEEEESE! | The state Department of Education honors students with a “Recognition of Students’ National Achievements” awards ceremony and luncheon. About 200 Hawaii public secondary school students who won national competitions during the 2010-11 academic year were recognized by the Department of Education yesterday in a ceremony at the Coral Ballroom of the Hilton Hawaiian Village, sponsors of the event. Waianae Intermediate students posed after receiving their star awards.
SAY CHEEEEESE! | The state Department of Education honors students with a “Recognition of Students’ National Achievements” awards ceremony and luncheon. About 200 Hawaii public secondary school students who won national competitions during the 2010-11 academic year were recognized by the Department of Education yesterday in a ceremony at the Coral Ballroom of the Hilton Hawaiian Village, sponsors of the event. Waianae Intermediate students posed after receiving their star awards.
SAY CHEEEEESE! | The state Department of Education honors students with a “Recognition of Students’ National Achievements” awards ceremony and luncheon. Family and friends took pictures of winners from Mililani High School who placed second in the National Health Occupations Students of America’s national competition in medical reading.
SAY CHEEEEESE! | The state Department of Education honors students with a “Recognition of Students’ National Achievements” awards ceremony and luncheon. Radford High School cheerleaders posed after receiving their awards. The squad took first place in the National Cheerleaders Association Small Coed Division Cheerleading Championships.
TOOLS FOR SUCCESS | Make-a-Wish Foundation and Snap-on Tools presented Jacob Edralin with a complete set of tools yesterday at his Waipahu home. Edralin, left, shown with brother Isaac and mother Monica Edralin, has a pineal tumor and wished for tools to complete his dad’s truck project.
READY TO SERVE AND PROTECT | Firefighter graduate Jared Tanouye, left, received his certificate of completion during a graduation ceremony yesterday for 19 candidates in the Fire & Environmental Emergency Response Program at Honolulu Community College. The 19 have been certified Fire Fighter level I after completing a 16-credit course, an online virtual classroom experience to develop cognitive knowledge and competency-based skills training and testing to National Fire Protection Association standards.
Destroyer christened with SEAL's name: Maureen Murphy, mother of Medal of Honor recipient and Pearl Harbor-based Navy SEAL Lt. Michael Murphy, christened the Navy’s newest guided missile destroyer, which bears his name, during a ceremony yesterday (May 7, 2011) at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works shipyard in Bath, Maine. Murphy, from Patchogue, N.Y., was killed in Afghanistan in 2005. Yesterday would have been his 35th birthday.
The Navy's newest guided missile destroyer was christened yesterday (May 7, 2011) at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works shipyard in Bath, Maine. The destroyer bears the name of Medal of Honor recipient and Pearl Harbor-based Navy SEAL Lt. Michael Murphy, who was killed in Afghanistan in 2005.
A visitor lying on Waikiki Beach yesterday (May 7, 2011) seemed momentarily distracted by members of the Hawaii Environmental Alliance, or KAHEA, who marched along the shoreline protesting a proposal by Kyo-Ya Hotels & Resorts to build a new tower next to the Moana Hotel.
SHARING A CUP OF MOTHER'S DAY CHEER | Ellen Corpuz and her daughter, first-grader Katelyn, shared refreshments yesterday at St. Andrew's Priory School, which invited moms of first-graders to campus in observance of Mother's Day.
TREE PROJECT TAKES ROOT | The entire Kawananakoa Middle School student body (880 students) will have a hand in planting 24 trees to create a native Hawaiian arboretum on the campus. Students May Parker, left, Makalii Lilly and Kohl Suehiro joined Chris Dacus from the Landscape Industry Council of Hawaii in planting a lonomea, or soapberry tree, yesterday on campus.
HIGH-SPEED SIGNATURE | Gov. Neil Abercrombie signed a bill yesterday that establishes new protections for Hawaii homeowners against foreclosure. Senate Bill 651 was passed by the Legislature almost unanimously Tuesday. Abercrombie said he took quick action making the bill law because that starts a moratorium on any nonjudicial foreclosures until the dispute resolution process is running, which could be Oct. 1 at the latest.
DOWNTOWN BOUNCES WITH A LATIN BEAT | The Arts District Merchants Association and Hispanic Center of Hawaii put on the Cinco de Mayo Street Festival yesterday on Nuuanu Avenue and Hotel Street downtown, spotlighting the food, music and dance of Mexico. A band entertained onlookers as the festival got under way.
KEIKI FIRST | Patty Teruya of the Mayor's Office of Culture and Arts sold special Keiki Day editions of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser yesterday on the streets for the organization Parents and Children Together. Teruya and others hawked papers on the corner of King and Punchbowl.
FLASH DANCERS | Washington Middle School students danced to Beyonce’s “Move Your Body” yesterday as part of first lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! campaign to help curb childhood obesity. Hundreds of schools around the nation simultaneously danced to a routine popularized by Beyonce’s video, which encourages kids to get up and get moving.
FLU FIGHTERS FETED | Dr. Sarah Park, state epidemiologist, discussed on Tuesday challenges facing the influenza immunization program in Hawaii. The state Department of Health honored Mililani Middle School, ‘Iolani School, St. Anthony’s School-Kalihi and Waimalu Elementary for their performance in the school-based immunization program.
LEI CEREMONY | Dressed in bright muumuu, Lei Day Queen Ilima De La Cruz and her court of princesses placed lei yesterday at King Lunalilo’s Tomb at Kawaiaha‘o Church.
a day to admire winning lei JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM Seven-year-old Akshay Adi­kala­van and his father, Nachi, who are visiting from Milwaukee, admired the wide assortment of lei on display yesterday during Hono­lulu's 84th annual Lei Day Celebration at the Kapiolani Park Bandstand in Waikiki. The exhibit was just one part of the free festivities, which also included live entertainment and a variety of cultural activities.
A pa‘u rider in the Royal Parade greeted the crowd yesterday as the procession passed through downtown Hilo. The Royal Parade is one of the highlights of the Merrie Monarch Festival and features floats, marching bands, pa‘u riders and representatives from Hilo organizations and businesses.





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