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Meet the First Waianae High School Graduate Admitted to Harvard University Since 1980

This month, Kahunui Foster begins her freshman year at Harvard University—the first Waianae High School graduate admitted to Harvard since 1980.

The Cookie Comeback King: Wally “Famous” Amos

The undauntable 77-year-old now has a new brand, The Cookie Kahuna, which brings back Amos’ cookie recipes from the 1970s. And yes, they use butter, thank you, not margarine.

Drama Queen: Hawaii Theatre’s Sarah Richards

After 25 years presiding over the Hawaii Theatre, Sarah Richards took her final bow as president in June.

Under-the-Radar Writer: Wing Tek Lum

Lauded in national literary circles, Wing Tek Lum may be better known at home as an engineer and real estate broker than an award-winning poet. His latest book may change that.

The Germinator: Hawaii State Epidemiologist Sarah Park

Sarah Park, infectious disease physician, state epidemiologist and chief of the Hawaii Department of Health’s Disease Outbreak Control Division, investigates everything from measles outbreaks to the flu and leptospirosis. She isn’t scared of a little dengue, but she also doesn’t buy the 5-second rule.

Hawaii's 2014 Narcissus Queen: Brittany Wi Lin Lee

Brittany Wi Lin Lee, 24, was crowned Narcissus Queen at the Chinese Chamber of Commerce’s 65th annual Narcissus Festival earlier this year.

Lord of the Abs: Gilad Janklowicz

Bodies in Motion host Gilad Janklowicz has led TV viewers through living-room workouts for 30 years. His show, shot at scenic locations in Hawaii and currently shown on the Discovery Fit & Health channel, has fans all over the world. Discovery Fit & Health channel, has fans all over the world.

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