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Call for Hawaii Student Artists to Participate in Toyota's 2015 Dream Car Art Contest

Call for Hawaii Student Artists to Participate in Toyota's 2015 Dream Car Art Contest

Toyota Hawaii is inviting all students age 15 years and younger  statewide to create original, hand-drawn illustrations of “Your Dream Car” for Toyota Hawaii’s 2015 Dream Car Art Contest. Entry forms and rules are now available online at ToyotaHawaii.com and at all Toyota Hawaii Dealerships. Hawaii finalists will receive an iPad Mini® or cash prize, and will be submitted to the World Competition, where they could be selected to receive an all-expenses-paid trip to Japan to attend the final awards ceremony in the summer of 2015.

Important Details:

·       Entry forms are posted online at ToyotaHawaii.com, and are available at all Toyota Hawaii dealerships statewide.

Active Schools Earn Awards in Kaiser Permanente's Fire Up Your Feet Activity Challenge

 Active Schools Earn Awards in Kaiser Permanente's Fire Up Your Feet Activity Challenge

Thousands of students, families and school staff at more than 24 schools in Hawaii recently participated in the semiannual Fire Up Your Feet Activity Challenge, tracking more than 1,481,690 minutes of physical activity — walking, biking, jogging, surfing and more — over the course of one month. Kaiser Permanente awarded a combined total of $7,000 to 10 active schools on Oahu, Maui, Kauai and the Big Island, which will go toward supporting physical activity and wellness programs at their schools.

Robert Landau Named New Executive Director Of Hawaii Association Of Independent Schools

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Association of Independent Schools (HAIS) Board of Directors has named Robert Landau the organization’s new executive director, replacing longtime Executive Director Robert Witt, who is retiring.

Landau has worked as an educator, principal, superintendent and director for notable schools across the globe. He most recently was deputy superintendent of the prestigious Singapore American School in Singapore. His career has spanned nearly forty years in Europe, Asia and the United States. He was chosen as HAIS executive director after an extensive search within and outside of Hawaii.

Student Artists Receive Mayoral Awards/Returns from Japan's World Toyota Dream Car Art Contest

Student Artists Receive Mayoral Awards/Returns from Japan's World Toyota Dream Car Art Contest

HONOLULUToyotaHawaii.com – The last week of August this year, Toyota Hawaii flew 13-year-old Teah Laupapa, from Kapolei, and 12-year-old Emma Thain, from Koloa, Kauai, to Japan for an all-expenses paid trip to compete in the World Dream Car Art Contest. The two girls, along with each set of parents, toured the city of Nagoya, visited a Buddhist temple, and painted a lantern. Laupapa recalls, “I liked the fact that I got to bond with my parents through the experience and that we were able to learn so much about the Japanese culture. Both Laupapa and Thain received an award of “Best Finalist” for their respective creations at the World Art Contest in Japan. (All winners’ artwork can be seen “here.”)

ALTRES Medical Announces Statewide Need for Nurses for Flu Season

ALTRES Medical Announces Statewide Need for Nurses for Flu Season

Flu season is just around the corner and ALTRES Medical, Hawaii’s leader in supplemental nursing services, is seeking more than 300 registered nurses (RNs), nursing assistants (NAs) and medical assistants (MAs) to administer flu shots to Hawaii students and assist at school flu clinics statewide. 

For the last four years, ALTRES Medical has been chosen to manage the statewide flu clinics for the Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH).

The “Stop Flu at School” influenza vaccination clinics will be held on public school and private school campuses on all islands.

“The ‘Stop Flu at School’ clinics are a wonderful opportunity for nurses of all levels of experience to serve their local communities,” said Jenies Thomas, manager of ALTRES Medical. “Nurses can choose to stay in the neighborhoods they live in, work nearby, or they can request to be assigned to communities with the greatest need.”

We Get ‘Em! Community fundraiser to save UH Athletics announced

We Get ‘Em! Community fundraiser to save UH Athletics announced

On the eve of the University of Hawaii football team’s 2014 season opener, a grassroots community group today announced the launch of We Get ‘Em!, a fundraising campaign to support University of Hawaii athletics. The campaign is led by longtime UH athletics supporters Don Murphy of Murphy’s Bar & Grill, Raymond Noh of Noh Foods, and Kurt Osaki of Osaki Creative, who made the announcement at a press conference earlier this morning. We Get ‘Em! came together as a result of people and organizations throughout the state standing up to support UH sports and its student athletes. 

“UH fans have immense pride!” said Noh. “Upon hearing of the financial challenges that the UH Athletics Department is facing, supporters throughout the state were looking for ways they could personally help the situation.”