Credit Union Cash Backs Windward Teachers’ Class Projects

Credit unions can be big supporters of education here, and the Hawaii State Federal CU has just proved it again by awarding nearly $20,000 to public school-teachers across the state for much-needed supplies and support.

Seven Windward district schools recently got the word that their requests are being funded (up to $500) by the credit union, as part of its annual Investing in Education program. The local 2013 winners are listed below.

* Ahuimanu Elementary – Celeste Katayama needed a camcorder and printer for a monthly newsletter to parents and to create memory book pages.

* Castle High – Aaron Tsuha requested DNA fingerprinting kits to provide hands-on lab work for his biology and medical biotechnology classes.

* Kahaluu Elementary – Kelly Nakayama wanted to buy Chromebooks to help her sixth-graders who are not yet proficient in computer skills.

* Kailua High – Shariann Ikeda’s fully self-contained, adaptive living, community-based instruction class needed reading and math workbooks, and her life-skills class needed a stainless steel table for cooking instruction.

* Kailua Intermediate – Ryan Kagami requested supplies for tracking outdoor activities and dissections in Life Science class.

* Kaneohe Elementary – Susan Miyamoto needed a printer, ink and paper to focus on reading, writing and publishing of her students’ writings.

* Sunset Beach Elementary – Blaise Kise needed equipment for a startup P.E. program.