Pahoa Students Accept Check From Samsung… Picture

A few weeks ago I mentioned that Pahoa High and Intermediate came in first place in Samsungs Hope for Education Essay Contest. The Starbulletin ran a feature on it the other day.

Here is a picture of the kids and their teacher accepting the check from Samsung:

Johnathan Viernes, Isaiah Ekau

(Front Row L to R): Principal Dean Cevallos, District Superintendent Mary Correa, Kandra Patacsil, Bobbie Echiverri, Teacher Nominator Suzanne Nozaki, Lupe Koniseti, Ariel Brown, Vice Principal Sandra Haiku, Vice Principal Darlene Bee. (Back Row L to R): Johnathan Viernes, Isaiah Ekau

Teacher Suzanne Nozaki’s essay was selected as one of 30 First Prize national winners in the Samsung Hope for Educational essay contest.  Nozaki selected Pahoa High & Intermediate School as the recipient of the national award of $61,000 in Samsung Technology, Microsoft Software and DIRECTV educational programming packages.

Essays were submitted by thousands of schools through students, teachers and parents who want to give their community schools a chance to benefit from this unique program.

Samsung’s Hope for Education, which began in 2004, is a philanthropic program designed to support education for U.S. elementary, middle and high school students by providing new digital technologies and software. More than 280 U.S. schools have benefited from more than $9 million in Samsung Technology and Microsoft software since the program’s inception.

“With programs like Hope for Education, we have the opportunity to help bridge the technology gap that many of our schools face,” said D.J. Oh, president and CEO, Samsung Electronics America. “The students of Pahoa High & Intermediate School will certainly benefit from these new products and technology. It will allow them to reach new frontiers via the Internet and through the software, cash grants and educational television programming packages that Microsoft and DIRECTV will be providing.”

One Response

  1. Wow!
    I’m a graduate from Pahoa High and Intermediate School, it is really nice to see small schools stepping up and getting recognized! Congratulations!

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