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Palama Settlement gave many kids a head start

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
    State Sen. Donna Mercado Kim learned to play pool, swim and dance hula at Palama Settlement.
  • JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
    Ben Aipa, expert surfboard shaper and a member of the International Surfing Hall of Fame, learned to swim at the age of 10 at Palama Settlement. He eventually competed as a member of the swim team.
  • BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
    Coach Chad Shiraishi and his son, Chad, at the Palama Settlement Pee Wee Football team practice.
  • COURTESY HANOHANO FAMILY
    Geordon, Desmond and Brandon Hanohano display the nearly 70 trophies and awards they have collected, many of them from their years at Palama Settlement.

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