Education briefs

HPA plans tours for prospective students

HPA plans tours for prospective students


Hawaii Preparatory Academy is offering campus tours for prospective K-12 and post-graduate students on Monday, Jan. 21.

Registration for the Village Campus tour for students entering grades K-8 will begin at 8:45 a.m. at the Lynn Taylor Library. Registration for the Upper Campus tour for students entering grades 9-12 and post-graduate will begin at 10 a.m. at Castle Lecture Hall.

For more information, please contact the HPA Admission Office at 881-4321, email, or visit the HPA website at

Career day scheduled at St. Joseph school

St. Joseph Junior and Senior High School will offer career sessions from 8:15-10:30 a.m. on Feb. 27.

“This would be a wonderful opportunity for our students to gain valuable firsthand information about various fields they are interested in,” said Vice Principal Susan Wehrsig. “If you would be available and willing to share your career/occupation with our Junior/Senior High School students, please contact me.” Email her at or phone her at 935-4936, ext. 224.

Reda on Dean’s List at Savannah college

Audrey Reda of Keaau was named to the dean’s list at the Savannah College of Art and Design for the fall quarter. Full-time undergraduate students who earn a grade point average of 3.5 or above for the quarter receive recognition on the scholars’ list.

Bautista graduates with B.S. in computers

Blaine K. Bautista of Hilo was among more than 700 students who received associate, baccalaureate, or master’s degrees at Hawaii Pacific University’s 79th commencement ceremony Dec. 18 at the Neal Blaisdell Center.

Bautista received a bachelor of science in business administration in computer information systems.

Apply now for Jack Miyashiro Scholarship

The Jack and Otome Miyashiro Scholarship of $2,000 is available to a public high school graduate planning to attend a two- or four-year post-high school institution as an incoming freshman in the fall. This scholarship is sponsored by the family of Otome and the late Jack Miyashiro and administered by Hui Okinawa.

Mr. and Mrs. Miyashiro were long-time members of Hui Okinawa and successful business people in Hilo. They founded Jack’s Tours.

The applicant must be a graduate of an accredited State of Hawaii Department of Education high school.

The applicant or his/her parent or legal guardian must be a current resident of the County of Hawaii. Application forms are available through the counselor’s offices at public high schools. Forms are also available from Nancy Nakaishi (961-4677, Alben Namihira (961-3443) or Margaret Torigoe (895-0994). Call one of the three if more information is needed. Deadline for application is March 31.

Hui Okinawa offers its annual scholarships

Hui Okinawa is offering two $1,000 scholarships to students who plan to continue their post-high school education in the fall. One scholarship is for a high school graduate who plans to attend a two- or four-year educational institution for the first time in 2013. The second scholarship is for a college student continuing his education or a university graduate enrolling in graduate school in 2013.

Applicants must be a graduate of an accredited high school or GED program in the State of Hawaii. Applicants or their parents/legal guardians must be a current resident of the County of Hawaii. The applicant must have an awareness and appreciation of the Okinawan culture.

Application forms for the scholarships are available at the counselor’s offices of public, private and chartered high schools, adult community schools and the University of Hawaii financial aid offices at Hawaii Community College, UHH and West Hawaii Community College. Applications are also available through Nancy Nakaishi (961-4677), Alben Namihira (961-3443) or Margaret Torigoe (895-0994). Call one of the three if more information is needed.

The application deadline for both scholarships is March 31.

Hawaii students make UofP fall dean’s list


The following students from Hawaii are listed on the 2012 fall semester dean’s list at the University of Portland: Kenneth Chang, junior, civil engineering; Warren Ching, senior, mechanical engineering; Sean Fujiyoshi, senior, mechanical engineering; Kevin Kadooka, senior, mechanical engineering; Max Oishi, sophomore, mechanical engineering; Chad Sakoda, freshman, electrical engineering; Kasie Tanabe, senior, accounting; Keeley Terpstra, senior, communication; Kimberly Tabac, junior, electrical engineering; Melelani Makanui, sophomore, psychology; John Mattos, sophomore, biology.

Students need at least a 3.5 grade point average to be eligible for the dean’s list.