Local Briefs

2 KSM educators nationally certified

Two Kamehameha Schools Maui educators recently achieved certification by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.

Nicole Barsamian, an art kumu at KS Maui Middle School, and Alana Kaopuiki-Pellegrino, a K-2 resource kumu at KS Maui Elementary School, are among five KS educators across the state to achieve certification.

The teachers voluntarily undertook and completed the profession’s highest mark of achievement through a performance-based process, demonstrating their impact on student learning and achievement.

In addition to the two KS educators, 10 Department of Education teachers from Maui County also achieved NBPTS certification. Their names and schools were published Feb. 3 in The Maui News’ Community section.

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Band to perform Celtic music

The Glen Innes Session Band will perform Celtic music at 6:30 p.m. today at Makawao Public Library. The free performance will feature Peter Della Croce (guitar, ukulele, bass), Dubhan “Bud” Clark (bodhran, whistle) and Kristin Sherwood (fiddle). They will play a variety of jigs and reels from the Celtic lands of Ireland, Scotland and Cape Breton, as well as some traditional tunes with a Hawaiian twist.

Makawao Public Library is at 1159 Makawao Ave.

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AARP Smart Driver Course in Kula

AARP’s Smart Driver Course will be offered from 8 a.m.to 12:15 p.m. Thursday at the Kula Community Center.

The four-hour classroom course is designed for drivers age 50 and older, but all adults are welcome. The emphasis is to become more aware of common age-related physical changes, how they affect one’s driving ability and how to compensate. The $20 fee (cash or check) will be collected at the beginning of the class. AARP members receive a $5 discount with proof of membership. Some insurance carriers offer discounts to those who complete the class.

Preregistration is requested by calling Kaunoa Senior Services at 270-7308.

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Spring Fling set at Hale Mahaolu Ehiku

The ninth annual Hale Mahaolu Ehiku Spring Fling will take place from 10:30 a.m. to noon March 29 at Hale Mahaolu Ehiku Community Hall in Kahului.

There will be music by Nahimeni, food and door prizes, and a spring bonnet and hat decorating contest. Attendees may decorate a bonnet or hat and bring it to the event. There will be prizes given in three categories: most original, most beautiful and funniest.

RSVP by Friday at 891-8588.

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Foundation offers two scholarships

Ligaya Stice, executive director of the I’m A Bright Kid Foundation, has announced two statewide scholarship offerings for the 2019-20 academic year in honor of Ronald E. Bright.

The Education Award is a cash scholarship available to students pursuing either an undergraduate or graduate course of study at an accredited college or university, leading to a degree in education. The minimum award is $500.

The Performing Arts Award is a cash scholarship available to students pursuing either an undergraduate or graduate course of study at an accredited college or university, leading to a degree in drama, theater, dance, vocal performance or musical theater. The minimum award is $500.

Application deadline is April 1. Applications can be found at www.imabrightkid.org/scholarship, or to receive a paper application or for further info, contact scholarship@imabrightkid.org.

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