Students build picnic tables for the A&B sugar museum

King Kekaulike High School woodshop students build picnic tables on the school campus.

The woodshop students at King Kekaulike High School, under the direction of teacher Andrew Wolski, have built five picnic tables for the Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum’s education program.

The sugar museum was looking to replace the aging picnic tables currently on museum grounds and was having a hard time finding an affordable solution when they came across a Craigslist ad placed by Wolski, who was offering to build the tables for the price of materials.

These picnic tables will serve as the foundation of the outdoor activities of the museum’s education program, which teaches Maui’s students the history of the sugar industry and plantation life through hands-on activities and guided tours of the museum. The program was created in 1990 and will turn 30 years old this year.

Museum Director Holly Buland said, “Andrew is teaching his students valuable skills, while at the same time giving them an opportunity to help the community. We are proud of the hard work these kids did. It’s possible that some of these high school students participated in our Education Program when they were in 2nd grade! The sugar museum is grateful for any opportunity to partner with our local schools, and support learning activities that benefit both the student and the community.”

Funding for the tables was provided, in part, by Matson Inc.


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