46 Big Island Schools Receive Chevron’s Fuel Your School Funds

Chevron U.S.A. Inc. announced today that its 2015 Fuel Your School program generated $350,000 to help fund 391 classroom projects, including 148 focused on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), to help connect real world experiences to classroom learning for 35,539 students at 144 Hawaii public schools.

Carina Tagupa (Chevron Hawaii), Randy Kurohara (Hawaii County), Anne Inouye (Chevron Hawaii Retailer), Charlotte Godfrey-Romos (Kalanianaole Elementary) and Ilihia Gionson (Hawaii County) with proclamation from Mayor Kenoi recognizing FYS program efforts on Hawaii Island.

Carina Tagupa (Chevron Hawaii), Randy Kurohara (Hawaii County), Anne Inouye (Chevron Hawaii Retailer), Charlotte Godfrey-Romos (Kalanianaole Elementary) and Ilihia Gionson (Hawaii County) with proclamation from Mayor Kenoi recognizing FYS program efforts on Hawaii Island.

Students at Pauoa Elementary School received iPad minis to help them collect data from a nearby stream. The technology will be used to aid science experiments.

“In my classroom, I want to foster a sense of engagement through culturally relevant, project-based learning journeys,” said Ramsey Soto, teacher recipient at Pauoa Elementary School. “The project that Chevron helped fund will not only help my students understand STEM curriculum standards, but also give them the opportunity to apply what they are learning to an authentic, real world problem.”

Through the Fuel Your School program, Chevron contributed $1 when consumers purchased eight or more gallons of fuel at participating Chevron stations in Hawaii during the month of October, generating $350,000 to help fund eligible classroom projects at local public schools.

The Fuel Your School program is part of Chevron’s total commitment to education. Chevron has invested nearly $250 million since 2013, supporting programs that focus on STEM education initiatives designed to arm students and teachers with the critical skills and resources needed to succeed in jobs of the future.

“At Chevron, we know that students are the key to future innovation,” said Carina Tagupa, community relations specialist for Chevron Hawaii. “Through the Fuel Your School program, we’re happy to help our future leaders excel in careers that help solve some of our biggest challenges.”

This year, Chevron’s Fuel Your School program generated more than $8.8 million for local classrooms in 21 U.S. communities and benefitted more than 1 million students by providing them with needed supplies. Chevron fully funded the traditional Fuel Your School program in 16 U.S. markets and local Chevron and Texaco marketers helped fund five additional markets.

Since its inception in 2010, Chevron’s Fuel Your School program has helped fund 33,685 classroom projects at 5,155 schools in the U.S. The program’s impact has grown each year to support students in many communities where Chevron has business operations.

FYS 2015 results and recipients for Hawaii County:

The following 46 Hawaii County public school teachers received a total of $36,626 from the 2015 FYS program:

  • Connections New Century Public Charter: Mrs. Thatcher, Mrs. Wines
  • Hawaii Academy of Arts & Science Charter: Mrs. Wells
  • Hilo Intermediate: Mr. Aki
  • Hilo Union Elementary: Ms. Cheever-Follett
  • Hookena Elementary: Ms. Staup, Ms. Hanato
  • Innovations Public Charter: Mrs. Withrow, Ms. Dehning, Ms. Schiller, Mrs. Santos, Mr.Stroud, Mrs. Stroud
  • Kau High and Pahala Elementary: Mr. Berry
  • Kahakai Elementary: Mr. Chen, Ms. Cabilin
  • Ke Kula O Ehunuikaimalino School: Ms. Stevens
  • Keaau High: Mrs. Booth
  • Kealakehe Elementary: Ms. Apele, Ms. Talasko, Ms. Curlin
  • Kealakehe High: Ms. Dahlke, Mr. White, Mr. Shelor
  • Kealakehe Intermediate: Mr. Williams
  • Kohala Elementary: Mrs. Thomas
  • Konawaena Elementary: Mr. Graves, Mrs. Yusko
  • Konawaena High: Mr. Pascual, Teacher Obregon, Mr. Watson
  • Konawaena Middle: Mr. Leinonen
  • Laupahoehoe Community Public Charter: Ms. Tripp
  • Naalehua Elementary: Ms. Whiting
  • Paauilo Elementary & Intermediate: Ms. Anderson
  • Prince Kalanianaole Elementary: Mrs. Romo
  • Volcano School of Arts & Science Public Charter: Mr. Wells, Mrs. Warner
  • Waiakea Elementary: Mr. Hokoana
  • Waiakea Intermediate: Mr. Inouye, Mr. Moreau
  • Waikoloa Elementary & Middle: Ms. Greenberg, Ms. Clemes
  • Waimea Elementary: Ms. Carvalho
  • Waters of Life Public Charter: Mrs. Carvalho, Ms. Aoki

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