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Shining Stars

For Monday, June 7, 2010

By Star-Advertiser Staff and News Services


» The Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii received $117,626 from the National Park Service to help produce the first full-length educational documentary on the internment of residents in Hawaii during World War II. In the program's second year, the Japanese American Confinement Sites Grants helped fund similar projects in a dozen states. Other Hawaii organizations awarded grants include the University of Hawaii Center for Oral History, which will receive $29,080, and UH-West Oahu, $98,544.

» The Atherton Family Foundation awarded $20,000 to College Connections Hawaii to support its student outreach and capacity building efforts.

» Foodland Super Market Ltd. will award a total of $220,000 in scholarships to 110 Hawaii high school students through its Shop for Higher Education program this year.

» The Hawaii Foodbank received $100,000 from the McInerny Foundation to meet the growing need for emergency food.

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