About Town: 04-18-19

  • Members of Kona Sunrise Rotary pose around the Peace Pole with students of Innovations Public Charter School representing the student body. From left: Front row — Noa Mench, Liko Leatherman, Tocoma Hornbacker, Yazzy McDonald. Back row — Keoni Clifford-Iligan, David Bateman, Gavin Pries, Mike Fraser, Robert Kabeiseman, Rocco Arnott, Anna Payesko, Tyra Iaela, Nico Walters, Kayla Shand, Emma Lee Jones. (Courtesy photo/Kona Sunrise Rotary)

Awana wins TJ Majors Award

More than 400 students have been awarded Success Awards to attend Peru State College in Nebraska, including local student Alan Awana III of Kailua-Kona. Awana received the TJ Majors award, which requires a 2.6 high school GPA or better, and is worth $4,000.

Kona Sunrise Rotary Club installs second Peace Pole

Kona Sunrise Rotary Club has installed its second “Peace Pole” in our community on the campus of Innovations Public Charter School. The pole displays the message “May Peace Prevail on Earth” in four different languages and is a visual reminder of the goal of promoting peace throughout the community and the world.

The pole will be adorned with benches and stepping stones that will create a place of “ho’oponopono” for students where they can go to make amends with themselves or others, center themselves, or be in thoughtful pondering.

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