43rd Big Island graduation coincides with National Drug Court Month

Heather Hofferbert, Cherrel Kalai and Donald Thompson pose with Big Island Drug Court Judge Melvin Fujino after graduating from Big Island Drug Court Monday in Kealakekua. (Tiffany DeMasters/West Hawaii Today)

KEALAKEKUA — At Monday morning’s 43rd Big Island Drug Court Graduation Ceremony, graduate Heather Hofferbert was beaming. Given how far she has come, a celebration was warranted.