He also was a member of the UH Hilo Model United Nations Team in 2013 when the team placed in the top 15 percent at the national competition in New York City.
Her younger son, Christian Patton, 17, is a current student at UH Hilo, highly interested in technology fields, but not yet sure of his major.
Sandra Patton, a UH Mānoa alumna, is executive director at the Mauna Lani Resort Association and a Hawai’i Island resident since 1990.
Currently, its population has an Asian majority, with smaller populations of Native Hawaiians and Caucasian locals.
Visitors to the Big Island can explore and interact with the 1,500 years of history of the Hawaiian people — a history that all began on the Big Island.
Varying accounts describe the origin of the islands' name.
One theory says the islands are named for the Polynesian navigator who discovered the islands, Hawai’iloa.While at UH Hilo, older son, Corey, was enrolled as an English major.He participated in theater and also had two papers published in , a journal of academic writing published for and by the students of the university.He is now in his first year at Seattle University School of Law, where he was the recipient of the Dean’s Diversity Scholarship.He is pursuing a juris doctorate degree and plans on staying in Seattle and practicing law.To avoid confusion with the state, it is almost universally called the Big Island.