Wailuku principal a nominee for award

Beverly Stanich, the longtime principal at Wailuku Elementary, was a nominee for the 2013 National Distinguished Principal for Hawaii award, representing Maui District.

Kahaluu Elementary Principal Naomi Matsuzaki ended up being named the winner at an awards luncheon Sunday at the Hale Koa Hotel on Oahu.

She was chosen by a committee put together by the Hawaii Elementary and Middle School Administrators Association and will travel to Washington, D.C., in October to attend a two-day event.

The program is sponsored by the National Association of Elementary School Principals and the Hawaii administrators association.