Education briefs for October 13

Dennis Palad of Hilo was named to the dean’s list at Rochester Institute of Technology for the 2020 spring semester. Palad is in the computing security program.

Jenna Crockett of Hilo graduated from the University of Utah on April 30. Crockett, whose major is listed as physician assistant studies MPS, was among the 8,628 graduates who were honored during the university’s virtual commencement.

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Kaori Nishioka of Hilo was named to the 2019-20 dean’s list of distinction at the University of Northern Colorado.

Taylor Uyetake and Conner Yoshimoto of Hilo were named to the 2019-20 dean’s honor roll at the University of Northern Colorado.

John Narruhn of Hilo was named to the spring 2020 dean’s list at Wheaton College (Ill.).

Dillon Casey Mathew-Gilmore of Pahoa received a bachelor of arts degree in psychology from Hollins University. She graduated cum laude. A graduate of Hawaii Academy of Arts and Sciences, Mathew-Gilmore is the child of Dionne Mathew of Hawaii and Greg Gilmore of Wisconsin.

Sarina Wyrick graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., on April 18, 2020. Wyrick received her bachelor of science degree in military history and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force. Wyrick was selected for pilot training. During her time as a cadet, she served as a squadron commander and was a member of the Wings of Blue, the academy’s elite parachute team. She performed all over the world and completed more than 570 jumps. Wyrick is the daughter of Dr. Lovina Sabnani of Hilo and Brig. Gen. Brett Wyrick of Washington, D.C. She is a 2015 graduate of St. Joseph High School in Hilo.

Cole deSilva of Hilo earned placement on the Gonzaga University president’s list for the 2020 spring semester.

Piliwailana Nahale-a and Aubree Silva earned placement on the Gonzaga University dean’s list for 2020 spring semester.

Joshua Breitbarth of Hilo is one of 38 Simpson College’s student-athletes named to the spring 2020 American Rivers Conference All-Academic Team. Breitbarth was a senior on the baseball team and majoring in sports administration and physical education.

Isaiah Nakoa-Oness of Hilo was named a 2019-20 scholar-athlete by the Heart of America Athletic Conference for exceptional academic achievements at Graceland University. He is majoring in accounting and participated in men’s volleyball during the 2019-20 season.

No‘eau Simeona of Waimea graduated from Lawrence University during a virtual commencement celebration in June. Simeona earned a bachelor of arts degree with a major in biology .

Adrian Larkspur of Keaau and Kekai Wong Yuen of Hilo were named to Colorado College’s 2019-20 dean’s list.

Felicity Gray, a junior English major from Hilo, was named to the Le Moyne College spring 2020 dean’s list.

Joshua Breitbarth of Hilo was named to the president’s list for the 2020 spring semester at Simpson College. Breitbarth is a graduate of Hilo High School.

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Ashleigh Kahawaiola’a-Daffron of Hilo was one of more than 1,500 students named to the Biola University Dean’s List for the 2020 spring semester.

Georgia State University conferred a doctor of philosophy degree to Xiaohui Yang of Hilo during the summer 2020 semester.

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