We want to thank Terminix, Impact for Good and Keiki Cupboard for selecting our school to benefit from the generosity of Terminix employees.
In February, Terminix held its national conference at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua. Impact for Good, a motivational organization, reached out to Keiki Cupboard, and it selected our school to be the recipients of hundreds of donated books, 14 bookshelves, handmade bookmarks and a large motivational collage made by Terminix employees.
In addition, a select group of 2nd-grade students was treated to a luncheon at the Ritz Carlton along with some staff members.
Mahalo to all involved and thank you to Keiki Cupboard for thinking of our school.
Beverly Stanich, principal
Wailuku Elementary School
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A much-belated mahalo to Maui Tomorrow's board members and Irene Bowie, executive director, for their generous donation to Maui Huliau Foundation, a nonprofit established by Executive Director Malia Cahill to promote environmental literacy through filmmaking.
In the fall of 2012, their donation allowed two of the foundation's young filmmakers, Jason Schwien and Jai Litman, to attend the Hawaii International Film Festival on Oahu where their film was being screened.
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I want to thank those people who stopped to assist me when I was involved in a traffic accident the morning of Feb. 20 at the intersection of Dairy Road and Pakaula Street in Kahului. I'm sorry if I didn't thank you; I was pretty dazed. Please know that I appreciate your kindness more than words can express. Thank you again for coming to my aid.
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Mahalo to sous chef Ben Sacapanio at Mala Wailea for providing students with a valuable college- and career-readiness opportunity.
Sacapanio initially visited the King Kekaulike High School campus to mentor two seniors interested in pursuing a degree in culinary arts. The students had an opportunity ask Ben about his college experience at UH-Maui College and inquired about the rewards and challenges affiliated with his profession. The career exploration was further enhanced when a hands-on experience was provided. Both seniors were invited to shadow Ben on the job, and the entire staff was informative and welcoming and provided a memorable learning experience.
Special thanks to chef Mark Ellman for allowing his staff to take an active role in mentoring our high school students.
Ketra Kennedy Arcas
King Kekaulike High School - Librarian
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Mahalo to Coach C. J. Elizares and the Kamehameha School wrestling team for their exemplary project to remove litter and debris from Omaopio Road. Individuals and groups being engaged and taking responsibility for their communities: What a great idea! What a fine example for others! We all see it, the increasing roadside litter, careless dumping, graffiti, abuse of signage, public property vandalism, watershed neglect, damaged or destroyed trees, shoreline degradation, etc. Unfortunately, there is plenty for everyone to do. Let's keep the Hawaiian Islands beautiful with aloha and action.
Jan Dapitan, state leader
Keep the Hawaiian Islands Beautiful