Teaching Math And Summer Stars

Shealynna Ringor. Photo courtesy Sheila Ringor

Even though it’s summer, dedication to keiki is still in season for people like Kapa’a Middle School principal Nathan E. ‘Aiwohi and Oceanit assistant program manager Mary Lu Kelley. They’ve partnered to launch a math tutoring project and are looking for volunteers to donate a true commodity, especially in a recession: time.

‘Aiwohi says those who think outside of the box in terms of tutoring are welcome, as are residents in a range of employment areas, noting people such as contractors use geometry on a regular basis. Those interested can partner with a teacher or teach students one-on-one. Areas of interest include measurement, geometry, algebra, data analysis, statistics and probability. Class options are from 7 to 7:45 a.m., 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., or 2:45 to 5:15 p.m. For an application, email Roberta_Zarbaugh@notes.k 12.hi.us …

Summer also is about the keiki of Hawaii Children’s Theatre, whose program Summer Stars includes the production of Aladdin Jr. Promising to take the audience on a magic carpet ride to Agrabah, this stage adaptation of the Disney animated movie will include young ones singing A Whole New World and Friend Like Me at 7 p.m., Friday, July 8; 4 and 7 p.m. Saturday, July 9; and 4 p.m. Sunday, July 10 at Kaua’i Community College Performing Arts Center. Tickets cost $10 in advance, $12 at the door and are free for children age 4 and under. For tickets, call 2468985. For more information, go to hawaiichildrenstheatre.com …

Part-comedy, part-love story, The Diaries of Adam and Eve, read and performed by All My Children star Vincent Irizarry, begins at 7 p.m. July 15 at Church of the Pacific in Princeville, continuing at the same time July 22 at Kaua’i Community College Performing Arts Center in Lihu’e. Tickets cost $30 in advance, $35 at the door. To purchase online, go to www.brownpapertickets.co m/event/184528…

More than 50 sailors and PMRF personnel pick up trash June 24. The beach cleanup effort was in support of World Oceans Day. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jay C. Pugh

Congratulations and best of luck to Shealynna Ringor, Kaua’i High School’s 2011 homecoming queen who will represent the state of Hawai’i in the America’s Favorite Homecoming Scholarship Pageant at Disneyland Hotel July 23-27 in Anaheim, Calif. The pageant aims to promote education and community service nationwide. Ringor, who was named “Hawaii’s Unified Partner of the Year” for Special Olympics, is no stranger to volunteerism. She spent time in Arizona as a counselor at a camp for those with special needs and in an orphanage in Mexico. Ringor is asking residents to pledge their aloha by voting for her online at americashomecomingqueen.com. Each vote costs $1 and goes toward the scholarship fund. Ringor’s mom, Sheila, says those uncomfortable with making a donation online can email her at ringora@hawaiiantel.net. Shealynna will be attending Biola University this fall …

Speaking of donating to a good cause, it’s almost time for this year’s American Cancer Society North Shore Relay for Life, which will take place July 30 at Waioli Town Park in Hanalei, starting at 6 p.m. For those unfamiliar with the event, it’s all about coming together and celebrating the lives of people who have battled cancer, and remembering loved ones who lost their fight by continuing the fight against the disease symbolically at an all-night event, as cancer never sleeps. The event will include camping out, music by the Quake and a luminaria ceremony. For more information, call Darcy Attisani at 652-4549 …

Congratulations to ukulele and slack key guitarist Ledward Ka’apana, who has been named an NEA National Heritage Fellow, the nation’s highest honor for master folk and traditional artists. Only nine received the award nationwide this year. Ka’apana also was awarded $25,000 …

Mahalo to the more than 50 sailors and Pacific Missile Range Facility volunteers who took to the sands to pick up 249 pounds of trash on the beach between Major’s Bay and Shenanigans restaurant June 24 as part of World Oceans Day. John Burger, PMRF complex sustainability support coordinator, set up the event. Though none of the garbage was recycled, it was used for an ocean debris study by the University of Hawai’i …

Kaua’i Department of Water has augmented its online presence with its new micro-website, kauaiwater.org, which provides public reports on projects under Water Plan 2020. David Craddick, manager and chief engineer at the department, developed the site as part of the longrange effort undertaken in 2001 to ensure safe drinking water. The department is responsible for 51 wells, 60 tanks, two tunnels, 19 booster pump stations and 75 control valve stations that serve nine separate, unconnected systems: Wainiha-Ha’ena, Hanalei, ‘Anini, Kilauea, Anahola, Lihue-Kapa’a, KalaheoKoloa, Hanapepe-‘Ele’ele and Kekaha-Waimea …

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