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Five Years of Prevention: Hawaii Meth Project Appoints New Students to 2014-15 Teen Advisory Council

Five Years of Prevention: Hawaii Meth Project Appoints New Students to 2014-15 Teen Advisory Council

Twenty-two students from four islands to lead methamphetamine awareness and prevention efforts in schools and communities statewide

The Hawaii Meth Project’s Teen Advisory Council turns five today with the appointment of 22 student members to its 2014-2015 group. This year’s council, selected through a competitive application and interview process, is comprised of high school students from Kauai, Oahu, Maui, and Hawaii Island who help to raise awareness about the risks of methamphetamine use and provide a teen perspective on the campaign’s strategies and messages. 

Safeway Hawaii Foundation Grants $10,000 In Scholarships To 10 Hawaii Students

Safeway Hawaii Foundation Grants $10,000 In Scholarships To 10 Hawaii Students

HONOLULU – The Safeway Hawaii Foundation Scholarship Fund has awarded $1,000 scholarships to 10 Hawaii students to assist them in pursuing higher education at colleges and universities.

“The Safeway Hawaii Foundation Scholarship fund helps students complete their higher education and become our next generation of innovators and leaders,” said George Glukfeld, Safeway Hawaii district manager. “Our grant will allow these outstanding students to focus on their educational goals.”

For the past five years, the fund has provided scholarship opportunities to current and past Safeway employees and their children. Students applied through the Hawaii Community Foundation, which administers the fund. They were required to have maintained a 3.0 grade point average, with preference given to students planning to attend a college or university in Hawaii.

New Donation Expands Heléne Hilyer Hale “Citizen of the World” Scholarship Endowment

New Donation Expands Heléne Hilyer Hale  “Citizen of the World” Scholarship Endowment

HILO, HAWAI‘I—Barbara Hilyer of Portland, Ore., is building on her aunt Heléne H. Hale’s legacy of generosity by gifting real estate and creating a charitable remainder trust* to help grow the Heléne Hilyer Hale “Citizen of the World” Scholarship Endowment. This augments a 2013 scholarship bequest from Heléne Hale herself that benefits UH Hilo students pursuing teaching careers. Together, these bequests represent Hale’s legacy commitment of more than $400,000.

New Six-Week Kupa-‘Āina Residential Program Brings Kea‘au High School Students to UH Hilo

New Six-Week Kupa-‘Āina Residential Program Brings  Kea‘au High School Students to UH Hilo

Hawai`i Island - Thanks to an innovative partnership between Kamehameha Schools Extension Educational Services Division, UH Hilo, and the DOE Complex covering Kea`au, Ka`u, and Pahoa, 25 Hawaii Island Kea`au High School students will experience first-hand what studying and living on the UH Hilo campus is like.

Big Island “Click It or Ticket” Campaign Championship Results

Big Island “Click It or Ticket” Campaign Championship Results

In conjunction with the national “Click It or Ticket” seat belt enforcement campaign, HI-PAL held two “Click It or Ticket” events to provide education and encourage seat belt use for youth and adults.

On the weekend of May 31-June 1, the “Click It or Ticket” High School Basketball Championship was held at Pāpaʻikou Gym. One hundred seven youths from 12 teams participated in the tournament with Kohala running past the Kona Stingrays 66-40 to claim the championship. Kealen Figueroa led Kohala with 15 points. Tolby Saito scored 25 for the runners-up.

On the same weekend, HI-PAL and B-Elite co-hosted the Honomū Fun Day Click it or Ticket tournament. Fifty-five youth from eight teams participated in the event. Ballaz Inc. was crowned champions of the 8-and-under division as well as the 10-and-under division.

HMSA Foundation Funds Colon Cancer Screening for Native Hawaiian Men, and Healthy Aging Education

HMSA Foundation Funds Colon Cancer Screening for Native Hawaiian Men, and Healthy Aging Education

The HMSA Foundation has awarded $93,300 to support two innovative new UH initiatives that will help improve the quality of life for Hawai‘i’s aging residents, and the health of Native Hawaiian men.

“Keeping Hawai‘i residents in the best health possible is a team effort that requires the combined efforts of individuals, their friends and family members, health care providers, and our community. Part of each person’s responsibility is to proactively do things for themselves and those around them,” said Mark Forman, executive administrator of the HMSA Foundation. “The Colon Cancer Screening program helps Native Hawaiian Men learn how to screen themselves through self-testing. The Healthy Aging Online Videos will give family caregivers much needed information so they can support the efforts of their health care providers. Both of these programs focus on the unique needs of Hawai‘i’s population and will help us work together to achieve a healthier Hawai‘i.”

$500K for UH Hilo’s First Endowed Chair

$500K for UH Hilo’s First Endowed Chair

David C. Purcell, Jr. Endowed Visiting Chair in History, College of Arts and Sciences

HILO –Practicing Hilo dentist and University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa faculty member Patsy Fujimoto is honoring her former University of Hawai‘i at Hilo history professor David Purcell, by establishing an endowment at UH Hilo with a $500,000 gift. The David C. Purcell, Jr. Endowed Visiting Chair in History in the College of Arts and Sciences will enable the department to bring distinguished historians to campus, and increase the amount of expertise in American, Asia/Pacific and European history, as well as in other fields of history.