Projects will be unveiled at Leadership graduation

The public is invited to meet the graduates of the 7th Adult Leadership Class, June 17 at Kaua‘i Beach Resort starting at 9:30 a.m.

Sherri Patrick of Leadership Kaua‘i said the ceremony will end with the Class of 2011 unveiling three community projects the graduates have been working on for the past 10 months.

The Adult program started its journey in August, 2010, consisting of 18 participants from various profit and non-profit organizations from around the island.

Chucky Boy Chock will open the celebration with music honoring various Kaua‘i place names followed by Kaua‘i Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr. offering his congratulations.

State Representative Derek Kawakami will deliver the keynote address.

Graduates of the Class of 2011 include Joe Corbo, a science teacher at Island School, Mike Dahilig, Planning Director for the County of Kaua‘i, Cindy Duterte, Executive on Recreation for the County of Kaua‘i, Department of Parks and Recreation, Kaulana Finn, Big Brothers Big Sisters Community Director, Josh Fukino, instructional support specialist at Kaua‘i Community College, Shelly Gerardo, Executive Assistant at Kukui‘ula Development Co., Dave Hanashiro, production shift supervisor at the Kaua‘i Island Utility Cooperative, Russ Hasegawa, vice principal at Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School, Arryl Kaneshiro, project specialist at The Grove Farm Co., Noe Kau‘i, Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School and Punana Leo Immersion Program, Pohai Kirkland, community liason for Nameahulu, Abraham Nihipali, electronics engineer at the Pacific Missile Range Facility at Mana, Billy Ortiz, grounds keeper at Kaua‘i Community College, Nicole Sakurai, Reverend and manager for the Kaua‘i Branch of Happy Science, Sherry Scott, principal at Kilauea Elementary School, Alex Simson, owner of Alexander Day Spa and Salon, Brad Soria, field supervisor for Hui o Laka, and Michelle Takashima, Teen Care/Site Counselor for Hina Mauka.

For more information, call Leadership Kaua‘i at 246-8727, or email


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