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.