Lihikai student recognized during Family Sundays Finale at Maui Mall

Maui Mall awarded Lihikai Elementary School 5th-grader Kimberly-Jade Andaya-Labatte a MacBook Air notebook at its Family Sundays Finale event Jan. 26. Mayor Alan Arakawa and his wife, Ann, presented the laptop.

Andaya-Labatte’s teacher Jonathan Vince-Cruz nominated her for the award, saying, “Kimberly is meticulous when it comes to her school and homework. She is very diligent and precise when she copies down notes and written responses.

“She is a team player that knows the value of working together towards a common goal. Her positive attitude and great work ethic is demonstrated every day in and out of the classroom setting.”

Andaya-Labatte is student government treasurer and is part of Lihikai’s performing arts group.

She is also a junior police officer and a flag bearer.