Bernadette and Angela Baraquio

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Angela Perez Baraquio Grey is a UH Manoa Graduate with a Bachelor's in Elementary Education and a Master's in Educational Administration. She is now a 1st grade teacher at St. Anthony Claret School in California.

She worked as a Physical Education teacher and Athletic Director at Holy Family Catholic Academy in Honolulu before being crowned Miss Hawaii 2000 and Miss America 2001. During her reign, Angela traveled 20,000 miles a month on a national speaking tour called, "Character in the Classroom: Teaching Values, Valuing Teachers". Today, her education platform remains close to her heart. She is the President/Founder of the Angela Perez Baraquio Education Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, which promotes character education and provides scholarships and grants for teachers and students. She served as media spokesperson for First Hawaiian Bank for four years, and continues to appear for numerous charitable events and TV stints, including the community television program of Governor Linda Lingle’s “Talk Story with Your Administration.” Recently, Angela was asked to be on a panel of experts for "Pageant School: Becoming Miss America", which aired on CMT, VH-1, MTV, and LOGO worldwide.  Angela continues to speak nationally, work as an on-camera talent, and is also a published author, working on two books.  In 2006, she was appointed by President George W. Bush to be a member of the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation. Angela is married to her college sweetheart, Tinifuloa Grey. They live in Anaheim, California, with their two sons and have recently started their own business called Isle Entertainment, Inc.




Bernadette Baraquio Hamada is a multi-award-winning producer, and former anchor on the #1 rated KHON2 Morning News. She is a UH Manoa Graduate with a BA in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Music. She has appeared in numerous local specials such as the Great Aloha Run, the Taste of Honolulu and Hawaii's exclusive documentary, “A Day in the Life of Governor Linda Lingle.”

She has written and hosted OC16's special music series, “Hawaiian Classics, and is the Creative Director and Executive Producer of “Living Local with the Baraquios.” Bernadette also enjoys producing videos for the Roman Catholic Church in the State of Hawaii; with her two most recent projects covering "Vocations in the Diaconate" and 2008 Telly Award Winning: "Vocations in the Priesthood."

During her free time, Bernadette serves as Board President for the UH College of Arts and Sciences Alumni Association and on the Board of Directors of the UH Alumni Association. She is also a member of the Honolulu Country Club Foundation and volunteers as a parent helper at her children's school. She is happily married to KHVH Radio Talk Show Host and Midweek Columnist, Rick Hamada. They have two children named Zachary and Zoe. Her hobbies and interests include golf, racquetball, piano, the drums and a great cup of coffee.



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