Monday, May 25, 2009

2009 Western Week

Mark and Dwight are pictured with Mr. & Mrs Abraham Ramos who rode with them during the annual Western Week parade. Later, Mark joined the Hamakua Lions selling steak plates at the Honoka'a County Gym and was one of the judges for the saloon girl contest.

Hongwanji Cowgirls

Students and advisers from Paauilo, Laupahoehoe and Kapiolani Schools are pictured with Mark and guest speakers Nikki Barton and Malika Dudley, both alumni of the Student Leadership Program.

The Student Leadership program has provided hundreds of students the opportunity to learn about the legislative process. Starting with a camp in the fall, students learn leadership skills and develop confidence as they participate in numerous workshops and activities designed to simulate the legislative process. In the spring, students fly to Honolulu to testify before legislative committees at the Capitol.
Mark is pictured here with students and advisers from schools participating in the year end closure celebration.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Laupahoehoe Pool Re-Opened

Kids enjoy a cool dip prior to the start of re-dedication festivities at the newly renovated Laupahoehoe Community Pool.

Mark participated in community ceremonies at the Laupahoehoe pool which was was reopened following months of construction and renovations that was made possible by an initial $1 million state appropriation that recognized the importance of the pool to the program at Laupahoehoe School. The renovation involved re-tiling the pool, refinishing the outer surfaces and renovation of shower and locker facilities.

Monday, May 4, 2009