Congratulations to Jeromalyn Becky W. Santos on your 2014 graduation from Kagman High School. Good luck on your future journey and may the Lord guide you. We love you, from nino and nina StanZen and godsisters and god brothers. (Contributed Photo)
Congratulations to Joyce Anne R. Nisola for successfully completing her eighth grade at Hopwood Junior High School where she achieved the Top 9 honor of her class. Greetings come from your family and friends! (Contributed Photo)
Congratulations KJ on your Mount Carmel School junior high graduation and kudos to your dad, Sgt. Kelvin Cepeda, second from right, for his visit home for your graduation and also for his honorable service to our nation in Afghanistan these past nine months! We are proud of you both!
Congratulation to our graduate, Stephany Mae Tagabuel Moded, who will be graduating from Kagman High School. We are so proud of you, girl! Much love from your bosses, Coketown and A-Town, and the whole Tagabuel clan. (Contributed Photo)
Congratulations to Tifanny Cayading who was promoted to high school during Hopwood Junior High’s promotion ceremony yesterday at the school campus. Greetings from mom and dad!
COMPLETION CEREMONY: The Northern Marianas College Community Development Institute recently awarded certificates of completion to participants of the Workforce L.I.F.E. Program. The courses in the program are designed to help U.S. citizens and residents transition into meaningful and sustainable careers or to help those who are already employed to acquire new skills or enhance existing ones. The courses are made possible by CW fees at no charge to participants and are taught by highly experienced and knowledgeable instructors. (NMC)
FHB DONATION: Victoria B. Concepcion, branch manager of First Hawaiian Bank Oleai, presents an Educational Tax Credit donation to Beth A. Nunez, vice principal of Grace Christian Academy. (Contributed photo)
MTEC THANKS MY WAVE CLUB ADVISERS: Marianas Tourism Education Council chair Vicky Benavente, seated third from right, and MTEC board members Larry Lee, Chris Lubi, Martin Duenas, and Jonas Barcinas hosted school advisers of MY WAVE (Marianas Youth Welcome All Visitors Enthusiastically) Clubs for an appreciation dinner on May 23, 2014, at Pacific Islands Club Saipan. Gifts from DFS Saipan, Fiesta Resort & Spa, Hyatt Regency Saipan, Mariana Resort & Spa, and PIC Saipan were also awarded at the event. As of this school year, the Northern Marianas has 11 MY WAVE Clubs with more than 200 students actively involved in the islands’ tourism and hospitality industry. (MVA)
NEW REPAIR FACILITY: Gov. Eloy Inos, together with Commonwealth Utilities Corp. executive director Allan Fletcher and other officials cut the ribbon on CUC’s new Maintenance and Repair Facility in Sadog Tasi. The federally funded project, which was done through a $351,000 grant from the US Environmental Protection Agency, was built by Pacific Green Integrated Technologies. (Office of the Governor)
NMC CHARTER DAY
IT&E was a major sponsor of the 33rd Annual NMC Charter Day on May 16, 2014. From left, LJ Castro, NMC Charter Day emcee; Natashia Tomokane, IT&E; Ervin Cruz and Jerry Pangelinan, NMC Charter Day committee members. (Contributed Photo)
From left, Tania David, Bank of Guam; Bernice Sabino, Marianas Idol first place winner; and Natashia Tomokane, IT&E. (Contributed Photo)
From left, Tania David, Bank of Guam; Juliet Inocencio,Marianas Idol second place winner; and Natashia Tomokane, IT&E. (Contributed Photo)
From left, Natashia Tomokane, IT&E; Stefani Tagabuel, Marianas Idol third place winner; and Jerry Pangelinan, NMC Charter Day Committee member. (Contributed Photo)
Kagman High School Ayuyu Battalion JROTC cadets earned community service hours this Saturday by cleaning up Marine Beach. This is just one of many activities that cadets participate in to become better citizens. From left, C/SGT Ashley Tabilisma, C/2LT Kris Butters, C/2LT Philippe Lacson, MSG James Burke, C/LTC Paolo Reyes, and C/CSM Jerry Borja. (Contributed Photo)
CASH FOR TRASH
Students of Agape Christian School pick up trash as part of the school’s Cash for Trash activity, a fundraising initiative of the Saipan Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber pays a nominal amount to groups that take part in this activity as a means for these groups to raise funds, while at the same time cleaning up the island. (Jayson Camacho)
WALK FOR HEALTH
Students from Saipan Seventh-day Adventist School participate in National Prevention Week along Beach Road, by signing up for a health walk to Quartermaster on May 23. (Contributed Photo)
Second prize winner Peachy Quitugua, a resident of Tanapag, receives a PS4 game console from Rusty M. Loyola, operations manager, Coca-Cola Beverage Co. (Micronesia), Inc., and Christie “Dice” Hix, disc jock, Power 99. (Contributed Photo)
Third prize winner Ray L. Babauta of Koblerville accepts his Kindle Fire HD from Rusty M. Loyola, operations manager, Coca-Cola Beverage Co. (Micronesia), Inc. (Contributed Photo)
HOW DO YOU VITAMINWATER? “How do you vitaminwater?” photo contest first prize winner Guillermo C. Santos, second right, of Dandan receives his Xbox One entertainment system from Rusty M. Loyola, second left, operations manager, Coca-Cola Beverage Co. (Micronesia), Inc. They are joined by Power 99 representatives, Alexandra Servantes, left, and Christie “Dice” Hix. (Contributed Photo)
Congratulations for 25 years of wedded bliss to Francisco and Beverly Camacho. You both have shown that 25 long years of marriage are proof of the fact that love exists. Your love blossomed and grew throughout the trials of life. You’re a wonderful example of a loving man and a happy wife. Cheers to many more wonderful years! Greetings coming out from your children Shawn and Vanessa, Frankie, Kimberly, Breanna, and grandchildren Shalei and Kai’po. (Contributed Photo)
Representing the Northern Marianas, Patricia Coleman and her daughter Guin join the Federated States of Micronesia and Palau ambassadors to the U.S. in celebrating the first birthday of the son of their colleague, the Marshall’s Ambassador, at the RMI Embassy in Washington D.C. over the weekend. From left, Palau Ambassador Hersey Kyota, FSM Ambassador Asterio Takesy, Patricia Coleman and daughter Guin, and Marshall Islands Ambassador Charles Paul. (Contributed Photo)
Rear Adm. Tilghman Payne, U.S. Defense Representative Guam, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia and Palau, delivers remarks during the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Tinian ceremony on the island on June 12. From July 24 to Aug. 1, 1944, the U.S. military engaged in a campaign against Japanese forces to liberate the island, which ended in American victory.
U.S. NAVY/COLEEN SAN NICOLAS-PEREZ
You should have four of the world’s brightest candles to blow out because you’ve made the world a much brighter place to live for four whole years. Happy 4th birthday Izeiah Walter Sambile Bodig! Love always, Mum. (Contributed Photo)
HAPPY DAY! Parents George and Majyn Binghit pose with their sons Xander, left, and John Paul during the celebration of Xander’s first birthday and Christening held at JC Cafe on June 25, 2014. (Contributed Photo)
STEM IN ACTION: It was the last week of school for Saipan Community School but students were still going strong with instruction and fun. On Wednesday, May 21, 2014, following a morning of Field Day, the sixth and seventh graders at SCS listened to an interesting presentation from Division of Fish and Wildlife Supervisor of Fisheries Research Section, Todd Miller. He spoke to the classes about fish tagging practices in the CNMI region and shared interesting facts about characteristics of fish. Miller’s visit followed a unit of study about the coral reef led by Cindy Warren, Science and Math teacher at SCS. Having Miller visit SCS brought science in the CNMI culture to life and allowed the students at SCS to visit with a real person that uses his science background each day in a career he loves. (Contributed Photo)
Parents JP and Estefanie Garcia have their picture taken with their children, Keziah and John Stephen, during John Stephen’s first birthday and Christening held at JC Cafe on June 25, 2014. (Contributed Photo)
Alfred and Nancy Manlulu celebrate their daughter Bianca’s Christening at JC Café on Tinian on June 15, 2014. It also coincided with the couple’s first wedding anniversary. (Contributed Photo)
Pacifica Insurance Underwriters, Inc. staff member Samantha Sikayun, left, presents a check to Northern Marians College representative Raymond Villagomez, right, in support of the Northern Marianas College Foundation fundraiser golf tournament held on June 28, 2014 at the Lao Lao Bay Golf & Resort. (Pacifica Insurance Underwriters)
THANK YOU PIC!: Miss Marianas Teen 2014 candidates pose by the poolside at the Pacific Islands Club on June 26. Stellar Marianas and Miss Marianas Teen candidates thank PIC management and staff for hosting them. (Stellar Marianas)
PASS IT NOW!
Retirees crowd the governor’s main conference room on Capital Hill on Friday to witness Gov. Eloy S. Inos sign into law a bill fixing ambiguities in the Saipan casino law.
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