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More isle residents go to UH

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Waipahu High School graduate Sydney Millerd, 17, had long thought she would attend a mainland college but opted for UH Manoa, largely for financial reasons. She was able to cover her full tuition, room and board through scholarships. “The mainland is very different, and there is something special about being in Hawaii,” she said.

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Freshman Jared Nitta, at right, played cards Thursday at UH Campus Center with sophomores Jeremy Nagahama, left, Kurt Kawamura, Tyler Butu and Michael Yu, right foreground.

The number of local high school graduates who enrolled at the University of Hawaii at Manoa jumped 12 percent this fall from last year, reversing a downward trend of theprevious three years. Read more

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