2A COMMUNITY FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 2016 | WEST HAWAII TODAY b oAbout Tow n Foxworthy 75-5580 Kuakini Highway, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 Island Life A rainbow appears near Saddle Road. STEPHEN HINKLEY/COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTOR 5 Parker students advance to state science fair SPECIAL TO WEST HAWAII TODAY Twelve students from Parker Middle School had an impressive showing at the 2016 Hawaii District Science and Engineering Fair Feb. 13 in Hilo. All participating Parker students received an award of merit, with 10 earning monetary awards and five advancing to the state science. Highlights of the district competition included Kai Griley, grade 6, who received top honors in the Best in Subject Category for mathematics, with his project titled “Visual Vibrations.” Halia Buchal and Hiroki Soler, both in grade 8, walked away with the Best in Subject Category award for environment science with their project titled “Filtering water with Moringa Particles.” Buchal and Soler also received fourth place in Numerous Parker Middle School students competed in the 2016 Hawaii District Science and Engineering Fair Feb. 13 in Hilo. Top row, from left, Kai Griley, Halia Buchal, Tierney Wold, Hiroki Soler, Jordan Vedelli, Nissi Ragland, Jamie Saito and Mindy Higgins, middle school science teacher at Parker School. Bottom row from left, Teo Ippolito and Ben Kubo. COURTESY PHOTO/SPECIAL TO WEST HAWAII TODAY The Robert M. and Alice K. Fujimoto Foundation Award for the overall Junior Research Division, which is the Best in Show category with more than 100 participants. 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Copyright Oahu Publications, Inc. Mailing address West Hawaii Today P.O. Box 789, Kailua-Kona, HI 96745 westhawaiitoday.com More news, more savings, more often. GET MORE ONLY IN westhawaiitoday.com | 329-2644 Hikianalia visits Kawaihae Events are planned at Kawaihae to celebrate the arrival of the Hawaiian voyaging canoe, Hikianalia. The Malama Honua Worldwide Voyage Festival will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday at Pua Ka Ilima, Kawaihae coral flats. A Hui Hou Hikianalia, an informal potluck celebration will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 12 at Kawaihae Harbor. The events are oganized by Ohana Waa. Reservations are not required. Info: Facebook.com/ NaKalaiWaa, hokulea. com/hikianalia VFW events announced VFW Post 12122, behind Kona Locksmith off Kaiwi Street, will host several events. A pasta dinner with salad and desert will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday for $5. The Korean War Vets will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, followed by the VFW at 11:30. The second annual Play with a Vet golf tournament will be held May 21 at Kona Country Club. Info: Don Zero, (509) 879-1040. Kona Interfaith Meditation Society meets The Kona Interfaith Meditation Society will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Hawaiian Queen Coffee Garden, 75-1048 Henry St. The program will include the next part of a multi-part video entitled “Jesus and Buddha: Paths to Awakening.” There will also be discussion, a period of silence and refreshments. For those wanting an introduction to meditation, an introductory class is offered at 5 p.m. For reservations for the class, or info, email Farley Jones at wfjj5@ yahoo.com. IHOP opens in Kailua-Kona IHOP Hawaii will celebrate the grand opening of its second Hawaii Island restaurant on Tuesday, just in time for National Pancake Day. The restaurant is in Lanihau Center on Palani Road. IHOP Kona marks the fifth restaurant in the IHOP Hawaii franchise. Foxworthy named Officer of the Month The Kona Crime Prevention Committee recognized Officer Jason Foxworthy as Officer of the Month for March during a luncheon ceremony Wednesday at Huggo’s restaurant. Foxworthy was honored for an investigation into an auto theft. On Jan. 16, Foxworthy and a recruit he was training, Officer Dayson Taniguchi, were assigned to a vehicle theft at a shopping center in Kona. Through interviews of possible witnesses, they identified a suspect. When they found the suspect, he had drug paraphernalia and brass knuckles in his possession. After his arrest, detectives recovered the stolen vehicle along with 2.4 grams of crystal methamphetamine. Also in January, Foxworthy and Taniguchi investigated 36 incidents, three traffic accidents and 50 miscellaneous public complaints. They made 14 adult arrests and issued 57 traffic citations. Foxworthy was previously named Officer of the Month in February 2012, July 2012 and June 2014. As Officer of the Month, he is eligible for Officer of the Year.
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