A generous scholarship has been created for High School Seniors by Big Island resident Richard Smylie. The “Dutch” Schuman Big Island Paniolo Scholarship honors the legacy of Gustav “Dutch” Schuman, former Hawaiian Homelands Commissioner. All seniors with a background in ranching, cattle and/or horses and accepted to a two or four year college are encouraged…

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It was our third year hosting an international student for a one-day internship at the Capitol. It was a pleasure to meet Paulius Museikis from Lithuania, who is attending Parker School in Waimea. Mahalo nui to the International Hospitality Center for providing the legislature an opportunity to model American democracy at work. [nggallery id=44]

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Waimea Middle School treated Senator Lorraine to a hard-hat peek at its still-under-construction STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math) building to see its progress and to introduce an expanded vision. The goal is for it to become a professional development center led by a STEAM Project Coordinator to assist not only for the 250+…

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