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Island Insurance Foundation Recognizes 13 Public School Principals

Island Insurance Foundation Recognizes 13 Public School Principals

The Island Insurance Foundation has recognized 12 outstanding public school principals nominated for its 10th Annual Masayuki Tokioka Excellence in School Leadership Award in a presentation ceremony on Saturday, March 29th.

Island Insurance Foundation President Tyler Tokioka and Department of Education representatives presented commendations to the nominees in a ceremony at the Island Insurance Center. The Island Insurance Foundation presented each nominee with a $1,000 personal cash award and commemorative plaque.

The recipient of the annual award, named in honor of the late Masayuki Tokioka, founder of Island Insurance Company, Ltd., will be announced at the Public Schools of Hawaii Foundation Dinner on Thursday, May 1, 2014.

Visits to OCCC cancelled for second day; Halawa visits also cancelled

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow)- The Department of Public Safety canceled visitation hours at Oahu Community Correctional Center Sunday, the second day in a row that the visits have been called off.

Visitation hours were also cancelled at Halawa Correctional Facility.

Visits were also cancelled Saturday at OCCC and Hawaii Community Correctional Center on the Big Island because of a staffing shortage, a public safety spokeswoman said.

DPS officials started sending out visitation cancellation notices through social media in an effort to quickly alert people who plan on going to the facility to see a loved one. Posts are shared between 6:30 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. on the scheduled visitation day. 

Christianne Abella of Konawaena Middle School Wins the 2014 aio Hawaii State Spelling Bee Crown

Christianne Abella of Konawaena Middle School Wins the 2014 aio Hawaii State Spelling Bee Crown

Christianne Abella of Konawaena Middle School Wins the 2014 aio Hawaii State Spelling Bee Crown

Christianne Will Represent Hawaii at the National Bee in Washington D.C.

After 19 rounds of grueling competition, Christianne Abella, an eighth-grader from Konawaena Middle School took this year’s aio Hawaii State Spelling Bee crown.  Christianne and her chaperone will receive an all expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C. to represent Hawaii in the 2014 Scripps National Spelling Bee, which will be held in May.  

This is the second time in three years that the winner of the aio Hawaii State Spelling Bee has been a Konawaena Middle School student.  Christianne is also the first girl to win the state bee in four years, spelling the word “plangency” correctly to win the top prize.

Prudential Locations Recognizes Top Agent Award Winners for February 2014

Prudential Locations, Hawaii’s largest locally owned and operated real estate company, announced today the winners of Prudential Locations’ Top Agent Awards for February 2014. Prudential Locations’ awards are presented on a monthly basis to celebrate agents’ outstanding performance in a variety of categories. Prudential Locations is pleased to announce the following winners:

 

  • “Listor of the Month” was received by Corinda Wong (R), Partner, of the Diamond Head office. Wong was also named second runner-up for Highest Producer of the Month and Sales Person of the month in June 2013, first runner-up for Highest Producer of the Month in August 2013 and September 2012, and first runner-up for Sales Person of the Month in October 2012. Additionally, she received the award for Highest Producer of the Month in October and November of 2012.

 

Westin Resorts in Hawaii hold well-being open houses to kick off global wellness movement

HONOLULU (March 20, 2014) – Starwood Hawaii’s four Westin Resorts on the islands of Oahu, Maui, and Kauai are opening their doors to the public as part of the global launch of the Westin Well-being Movement, a campaign designed to enhance the well-being of guests and associates around the world.  The yearlong initiative by the Westin brand globally is a $15 million campaign that will introduce a string of innovative partnerships and programs across Westin’s six brand pillars: Sleep Well, Eat Well, Move Well, Feel Well, Work Well and Play Well.  This launch coincides with the International Day of Happiness and Well-being and the Spring Equinox – traditionally recognized as the season of renewal.   

35th ANNIVERSARY PAN-PACIFIC FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2014 EVENT DATES

HONOLULU – The 35th Anniversary Pan-Pacific Festival, which brings people from around the world to Hawaii to celebrate and share international culture and traditions, is set for June 13 to 15 at various locations throughout Honolulu.

A ho‘olaule‘a (block party) kicks off the three-day Pan-Pacific Festival with live entertainment on multiple stages, food trucks and crafts throughout Waikiki. The celebration continues with the Performing Arts Showcase featuring cultural performances and demonstrations; Pan-Pacific Hula Festival with dozens of hula hālau (troupes) performing on Waikīkī Beach, and a Food & Product Fair showcasing delicious food and products from Japan. The festival culminates with a colorful parade where thousands of participants in lively costumes, local and national high school bands and ethnic groups march up Kalākaua Avenue.

What:  35th Anniversary Pan-Pacific Festival

The Island Insurance Foundation donates $15,000 to Kids At Risk Mentoring Programs (KAMP Hawaii)

The Island Insurance Foundation donates $15,000 to Kids At Risk Mentoring Programs (KAMP Hawaii)

The Island Insurance Foundation has donated $15,000 to the Kids At Risk Mentoring Programs (KAMP) Hawaii in support of KAMP Hawaii’s Life Mentoring Programs.  Tyler Tokioka, President of the Island Insurance Foundation, presented the $15,000 check to KAMP Hawaii Executive Director Aaron Kamau and current camp participants at a presentation ceremony held at Lincoln Elementary School.

Kids At Risk Mentoring Programs (KAMP) is a Hawaii-based non-profit organization, that focuses on disadvantaged and at-risk youth in the community.  KAMP Hawaii’s goal is to make a positive impact and make a difference in the lives of the youth of Hawaii by improving the attitudes and learning environment of Hawaii’s youth.