Congratulations to Waimea High School cheerleaders Ashlyn Agena and Zyana Vea on being accepted to cheer at this year’s Polynesian Bowl that was contested Saturday at Aloha Stadium on Oahu! Tori Kagawa said this year is the first time the Polynesian Bowl had cheerleaders.
That meant the Menehune cheerleaders were not working the Friday night basketball game (there was a pretty good-sized crowd waiting for the doors at the hstoric Waimea Theatre to open for Steve Kelley and Cherry Cherry Band tribute to Neil Diamond, though!), and Ashlyn wasn’t planning on being at the Saturday Kauai Interscholastic Federation wrestling meet (Wayne Doliente said that, with the permission of her family, they were planning on doing a moment of silence to honor the late Teresa Morita, a long-time scorekeeper and KIF gymnasium games official).
Michael Gregg of Ka‘apuni Nursery said Steve Kelley even stopped off at the Kauai Community Market Saturday at Kauai Commnity College, where Mayor Derek and Monica Kawakami were checking out the crowd. Ferdinand Dosono was thinking about his Kung Hee Fat Choy offering (Year of the Boar – hmmm, roast pork with gravy?), and Greg Askew said Candace Boxer is already getting ready for the Chinese New Year with a new li hing and ??? (you gotta wait until Feb. 5 gets closer).
Kudos to Ryan Girard, Sarah Thompson and all the volunteers on a great 11th Kauai Regional Science Olympiad that got some help from Dr. Brian Yamamoto and Trineen Lopes-Lacaden and the Cognitions program at KCC.
Dennis Fujimoto, staff writer and photographer, can be reached at 245-0453 or firstname.lastname@example.org.