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Chevron Program Raises $350,000 For Hawaii Schools In 2014

Chevron U.S.A.’s 2014 “Fuel Your School” promotion generated $350,000 for 120 public schools in Hawaii, including nearly $25,000 for Central Oahu schools.

Of the 247 classroom projects the corporate energy giant funded throughout the state, 106 went directly to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) projects, impacting 22,000 students.

The program was fueled by Chevron’s contribution of $1 for each customer purchase of eight or more gallons of fuel at island stations during October 2014.

Project requests were submitted by teachers to donorschoose.org and were awarded based on need.

“Ensuring quality education for the children in communities where we live and work is important,” said Chevron Hawaii’s community relations specialist Carina Tagupa. “Our goal is to provide resources needed for students, including those in the key STEM areas.”

In Central Oahu, awards were presented to classrooms in the following districts: Haleiwa, $4,239.48; Mililani, $4,396.12; and Wahiawa, $16,160.98.

Teachers at Solomon, Iliahi, Wheeler, Ka‘ala, Hale Kula, Kipapa and Sunset Beach elementary schools; Wheeler and Mililani middle schools, and Mililani High School were able to proceed with their special lessons.

Sample lessons: “Ravenous Readers” at Solomon and “Chevron Please Fuel Our Little Scientists!” at Sunset Beach.

Chevron Hawaii has a refinery in Kapolei and operates six retail gas stations in the state.