Mall recognizes student achievement

Maui Mall awarded Lihikai Elementary School 3rd-grader Kyra Ong an iPad Mini in March as part of the shopping center’s ongoing program to recognize student achievement.

Students are nominated by Maui teachers then selected by Maui Mall officials and entered into a drawing.

Kyra was nominated by her teacher, Tracie O’Keefe, who said, “Kyra’s work ethic is awesome and her love for learning will get her far in life. . . . Her positive attitude toward learning has helped her to reach and go beyond the goals that she has set for herself.”

Kyra has been named a student of the week as well as a Lihikai Surfer of the Month every year since kindergarten. She is involved in the Maui Swim Team, Maui County basketball, Lihikai School’s math team and dances hula with Halau Hula Kauluokala. Kyra also takes ukulele lessons.

Maui Mall is encouraging all Maui teachers to nominate their students via online form or letter. Additionally, students who are chosen by Maui Mall from March through November will be re-entered in a cumulative drawing for a chance to win a MacBook Air notebook at the Maui Mall Family Sundays finale event on Jan. 26, 2014.

Nomination forms, deadlines and more information can be found on the Family Sundays link at