- Published on Friday, June 22, 2012 00:00
- Written by By Jim Calderwood - For Variety
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MARIANAS high school alumna Heather Calderwood recently received an award from the House of Representatives of the 26th Hawaii State Legislature, at the close of the 2012 session.The award states, in part, that “The people of Hawaii take pride in recognizing and honoring the achievements and notable contributions of individuals and organizations who, through their extraordinary dedication and personal efforts, significantly add to the well-being of the state.”
As an intern and later volunteer in the office of state Rep. Marilyn Lee, her efforts included: the implementation of the Women’s Legislative Caucus Easter Basket project drive, which benefits clients of homeless shelters in Hawaii; work with the Women’s Legislative Caucus in the successful passage of S.B. 219, which prohibits the act of forcibly shackling pregnant inmates; tracking legislation; drafting letters and memos; and responding to constituent concerns.
Heather recently graduated on the Dean’s List from the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a B.A. in political science. Heather plans on continuing her graduate education by entering law school or pursuing a master’s degree in public affairs.
Heather wishes to thank all of her former teachers on Saipan, notably Dr. Chas Algaier, Ron Hodges, and recently retired instructor Sam McPhetres.
Her sister, Megan Calderwood, recently graduated from the University of Hawaii at Hilo with a Bachelor of Science degree in cellular molecular biology, with a minor in chemistry.
Also an MHS graduate, Class of 2007, Megan currently interns at the Koomoa-Lange cancer research lab in Hilo, where her projects include working on neuroblastoma cell migration and proliferation.
Megan plans on continuing her education by pursuing a Doctor of Pharmacy degree next fall.
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