Inspire E-news: July 2014

11-Jul-2014

Get inspired with good news stories about our students, educators, schools and more. In this issue: Hawaii impresses at the 2014 international science fair, CAS Ruth Silberstein is honored, Waianae cleans up at regional high school Emmys, more.

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JULY 11, 2014

Hawaii students impress at international science fair
Twenty-five students who were selected statewide to represent Hawaii at the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF) returned home with 18 awards. An estimated 1,750 participants from over 70 countries, regions and territories were in attendance at the annual competition. STORY  

HONOREE TURNED AROUND PALOLO ELEMENTARY
Ruth Silberstein was recently honored with the 2014 University of Hawaii College of Education’s Distinguished Alumni Award. She was instrumental in an academic turnaround at Palolo Elementary. STORY  

WAIANAE, MAUI HIGH SCHOOLS WIN 2014 STUDENT 'EMMYS'
Of the five awards for excellence awarded, Hawaii garnered two: both to Waianae High's Searider Productions. Of 20 merit certificates given, seven went to Hawaii. The Seariders won the second-highest total of awards with seven. STORY  

GEOTECH ANNOUNCEMENT FEATURES MAUI HIGH GIS PROJECTS
Hawaii's involvement with an innovative Geographic Information Systems program in K-12 schools garnered national attention when geotech giant Esri announced a $1 billion giveaway of its software to all public schools. STORY  

MAUI ARTS CENTER CONNECTS STUDENTS WITH A LEGEND
Thanks to the Maui Arts and Cultural Center's Artists in the Community program, students at Baldwin High's Performing Arts Learning Center got to spend some time with legendary singer Al Jarreau. STORY  

DONOR PROFILE: SUE D. COOLEY
After contributing nearly 80 percent of the construction cost for the Lahainaluna High School stadium on Maui, Sue D. Cooley will have the structure named after her following the Board of Education's unanimous agreement.. STORY  

VOLUNTEER PROFILE: HERB LEE, JR.
Passion and perseverance describe Herb Lee, Jr., a former King Intermediate student who develops curriculum that perpetuates ancient Hawaiian culture while aligning with modern education. STORY  

VOLUNTEER PROFILE: JOHN AU
Notably, he launched and worked for many years on the annual Shoebox for the Homeless project, involving schools in producing nearly 10,000 shoeboxes filled with donated clothes, food, necessities and encouraging notes for the needy. STORY  

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