Happy Camper for Friday, Jan. 11, 2013

Happy birthday to Kelvin Moniz of the East Kaua‘i Lions Club and the Kaua‘i Independent Food Bank. He and Frank Ranger of the KIFB spent part of his birthday accepting a food and monetary contribution from Manu Kai at the Pacific Missile Range Facility.

Mahalo to Stu Burley who was there to help Kaua‘i High School students with their rocket launches, and mahalo, too, to MC2 Mathew Diendorf for “sponsoring” the Camper to the rocket launches.

Kudos to Paul Crowe, Kaua‘i High School Physics teacher, for getting the kids motivated with the rocket projects (Jerry Nishihira said that’s the hook) … Joshua Herr (there’s no cross country, or track, right now), Mikal Moranz, Randon Valenciano, Matthew Kawamura, Daeza Tomas (getting ready to golf) and more had a chance to watch Stu’s “big boy” fail to deploy the parachute, but Stu said it’ll be back, just like Matthew’s — only a little shorter.

And on the subject of track, Waimea’s Kawena Warren (she was cheering Wednesday) said she’s also ready for track with a little golf practice thrown in.

• Dennis Fujimoto, photographer and staff writer, can be reached at 245-3681 (ext. 253) or dfujimoto@ thegardenisland.com. Visit www.thegardenisland.com to see today’s Happy Camper featured photo. 


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