Maui High School senior wins AP award
Steven Okada, a senior at Maui High School in Kahului, was recently named the male Hawaii winner of the 2012-13 Siemens Awards for Advanced Placement, a signature program of the Siemens Foundation administered by the College Board.
The female Hawaii winner was Sonia Chang, a senior at Punahou School in Honolulu. Both students will receive a $2,000 scholarship.
Nationally, 101 students (93 seniors and 8 juniors) were honored with the Siemens AP Award and scholarship. Chang and Okada outperformed all other students in Hawaii to receive the award.
The awards recognize the nation's top achievers in advanced placement courses in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, with a $2,000 college scholarship to one male and one female student in each state. The two national winners (also one male and one female) are recognized and each receive a $5,000 scholarship.
Community to celebrate queen's birthday
'O Waihe'e Ma Community Association and Cultural Center is presenting three days of free activities to celebrate Queen Ka'ahumanu's 245th birthday:
* 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Waihee Elementary School, film screening of "The Hawaiians - Reflecting Spirit," by Edgy Lee.
* 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Waihee Park, kite-making workshop by Waihe'e Limu Restoration; lauhala weaving by Pohaku Kahoohanohano; blood sugar and blood-pressure testing, lomilomi massages by Hui No Ke Ola Pono.
* 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Waihe'e United Church of Christ, worship service at 8:30 a.m. followed by birthday cake celebration at 9:30 a.m.
Sales will benefit Backpack Buddies
Jessica Griffiths, 12-year-old owner of Maui Girlz Shave Ice, invites the public to support a fundraiser she is organizing for Backpack Buddies from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Maui Swap meet, on the harbor side of the University of Hawaii Maui College in Kahului.
One hundred percent of Maui Girlz Shave Ice net sales proceeds will be donated to Backpack Buddies, benefitting Kamali'i and Kihei elementary schools.
Backpack Buddies provides nutritional meals and snacks to youth whose primary source of food is the school cafeteria.
Kula AARP to explore retirement options
The regular meeting of Kula AARP Chapter will be held Monday at the Kula Community Center.
The meeting begins with refreshments at 9 a.m., followed by a business meeting at 9:30 a.m.
Roselani Place marketing director Diane Alba-Means will give a presentation about the Kahului retirement community.
Lisa Morrison is scheduled to give a short presentation about her nonprofit organization, Keiki Kokua.
The meeting is open to the public. Reservations are not necessary. Members and guests are encouraged to bring food for the Maui Food Bank, the chapter's ongoing community service project.
For more information, call Diane Logsdon at 878-3448.
Social service office space available
The J. Walter Cameron Center, located at 95 Mahalani St. in Wailuku, has announced that office space is available at the center for social service agencies on Maui.
The Cameron Center hosts 17 social service agencies that enjoy free rent and pay a low common-area maintenance cost that includes electricity, water, free parking and a central office with a copier, a mailroom, a postage meter and fax and other office equipment.
The 420 square feet of office space includes access to completely renovated meeting rooms, including a modern kitchen that can be used for as many as 40 meetings per year - all provided at no additional cost to an agency.
To view the space and tour the center, call Cesar Gaxiola at 244-5546. The space is expected to be available beginning April 1.
Attorney to address Rotary Club of Maui
Meg Obenauf, attorney and founder of the Obenauf Law Group, will speak to the Rotary Club of Maui at noon March 21 at the Class Act Restaurant at UH-Maui College.
Obenauf will discuss issues relating to elder care, estate planning and planning for children.
The Upcountry resident is a graduate of Harvard Law School. Her practice includes helping families pass on their wealth while minimizing conflict and taxes.
Lunch costs $20. The public is welcome.
School seeks vendors for Ho'olaule'a
Artists, crafters and nonprofits have an opportunity to be part of Upcountry Maui's annual Ho'olaule'a from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 20 on the Kamehameha Schools Maui high school campus in Pukalani.
Vendors will be showcased in the Paki/Konia Vendor Courtyard. A 10-feet-by-10-feet booth space is priced at $125 ($100 for those vendors who donate a silent auction item valued at a minimum of $25). Vendors are to provide a 10-feet-by-10-feet tent, tables, table coverings and chairs, as needed.
Completed applications with payment are to be accepted and processed as they are received. Confirmation by email will be sent approximately two weeks after receipt of application.
All items offered for sale need to be of high quality and will be screened by the Vendor Committee to ensure quality and to avoid direct competition with items sold by the school's parent group.
An application is available at blogs.ksbe.edu/mauiparents/files/2011/01/2013-vendor-application.pdf. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 870-1397.
Free computer class accepting students
Larry McCarty, Iao Intermediate School computer technician coordinator, will lead a free, beginners-only, eight-week introductory computer class April 3 to May 22 at the Wailuku school.
The class is limited to one parent or guardian per family of a current Baldwin District school student.
Classes will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays in Iao school's Room J-206.
Seating is limited. The deadline to apply is April 3.
For more information, call McCarty at 984-5610, ext. 226.