Keiki love choppers

More than 40 pre-kindergartners got to experience the thrill of Kauai’s “flight-seeing” operations on a recent field trip to Blue Hawaiian Helicopter’s Kauai base.

‘If you reach your goal, set a bigger one’

Kauai High School presented 242 diplomas to graduating students in Friday’s commencement ceremony. Family and friends happily packed Vidinha Stadium with umbrellas, signs and balloons to honor the graduates despite intermittent rains and winds.

Pedaling to the meadow

Cyclists from around the world tested their mettle during the ninth annual Pedal to the Meadow Saturday. The 16-mile, mountainous, uphill race took more than 100 competitors along the Waimea Canyon rim and through Kokee State Park for panoramic ocean and valley views.

Funds available for flooded students

Kauai Community College students affected by the April 15 floods are eligible for financial relief. Kauai Community Foundation is collaborating with the college to provide funds to assist students impacted by the recent natural disaster.

A winning business

A local family business will be getting a push thanks to the Catch a Wave Business Competition sponsored by Rotary Club of Hanalei Bay on May 18. A panel of expert judges selected Hoa Kai as the first-place winner of the Kauai-style “Shark Tank” entrepreneurial competition.

Orsatelli selected for conference

This summer, one student from Kauai will join outstanding middle school students from across the nation to take part in a unique academic and career-oriented development experience. Rayven Orsatelli from Kalaheo has been selected to attend the Junior National Young Leaders Conference in Washington D.C.