Leighton Ottoman represented the Makaweli Indians in accepting the Kauai Americans of Japanese Ancestry baseball league championship trophy for the 2017 season, and Jason Nakata and Shawn Ogata of the Indians were recognized as the league’s Most Valuable Players Sunday at Vidinha Stadium.
Again last month, the Kauai Marriott Resort & Beach Club in Lihue invited public school students to decorate Christmas trees in the hotel lobby. People voted for their favorites, and seven schools received money from the resort. The top vote-getter was Eleele School, followed by Elsie Wilcox Elementary School and King Kaumualii Elementary School.
After several weekends of holiday activities, life was dumped onto the high school and adult sports arenas (even community events like the Resolution Run — kudos to Brian Curll and Tommy Noyes for keeping people in the know about this inaugural event! — had sporting overtones).
Teachers, more specifically elementary-level educators, are an important part of teaching keiki to become good citizens. Led by Principal Marilyn Asahi, the Kekaha School staff was recently thanked for its work with students by a catered breakfast from Mark’s Place and Contemporary Flavors Catering, sponsored by Deja Vu Surf Hawaii, at the school.
Lexi Jones wants “big guns.” Jones, an on-air disc jockey during the weekends, recently competed and took the championship for the bikini division at the 2017 NPC Kauai Cup Bodybuilding, Physique, Figure and Bikini Championship held at the Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall.
The real world craziness starts up again following the holiday celebrations as Mark Perriello of the Kauai Chamber of Commerce was joined by state Rep. James Tokioka, state Senate President Ron Kouchi and Kauai County Councilmember Mason Chock in celebrating the Kekaha Early Literacy Project at Kekaha School.