Education briefs

• The following students from Hilo were named to the Pacific University (Oregon) fall 2017 semester dean’s list: Marissa Hayashi, Valerie-Lee Howland, Dylan Ito, Jayla Nakayama, Callie Oyama and Tia Uehara.

• Keana Kaohimaunu, a criminal justice major from Honokaa, was named to the Culver-Stockton College (Canton, Mo.) honor roll for academic achievement during the fall 2017 semester.

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• The following students from the Big Island (along with their majors) were named to the Azusa Pacific University (Azusa, Calif.) fall 2017 semester dean’s list:

Elijah Cacal of Kailua-Kona, allied health

Momilani Delostrico of Mountain View, business marketing

Amelia Gray of Kailua-Kona, biochemistry

Kayley Jakob of Kailua-Kona, biochemistry interest

Erin Morikawa of Hilo, computer science

Spencer Todd of Kailua-Kona, applied exercise science

Blake Wanner of Kailua-Kona, biblical studies

April Wong of Kailua-Kona, criminal justice

Lindsey Yamane of Hilo, commercial music

• Wheaton College (Ill.) student Arah Ko of Keaau was named to the dean’s list for the fall 2017 semester.

Maxine Block of Pahoa was named to the 2017 fall semester dean’s list at Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, S.D. Block, a senior who is scheduled to graduate in May, is an English creative writing major and the daughter of John and Virgina Block.

Ian McQuate of Keaau recently was initiated into the honor society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. McQuate was initiated at Nova Southeastern University in Baton Rouge, La.

Laupahoehoe PCS

Laupahoehoe Community Public Charter School congratulates the following high school Seasiders for their high marks and academic excellence:

Principal’s Honor Roll (4.0 GPA or higher)

Clynelle A. Dela Cruz, Oriah M. Nagahiro, Hazel B. Nitura, Irish Marzan, Ariana Kayla S. Jabilona, Marriene Rose V. Jabilona, Gabriel B. Navalta and Caitlyn R. White.

Honor Roll (3.0 GPA or higher)

Rosemary G. Bearden, Sherilynn L. Mahoe-Subica, Shannen A. Dickey, Tayler L. Dickey, Nevaeh K. Kealoha, Shaela M.P. Peters, Ruth A. Seipel, Izak L. Smith, Dannyel A. Jimenez, Selah C.R. Edwards, Radley S. Jabilona, Austin Lean B. Gonzales, Jeneshia K. Nacnac-Lawrence, Noelle M. Oscarson and Royce S. Baun.

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Perfect Attendance

Hazel Nitura and Clynelle Dela Cruz