Focus on West Oahu


For the second straight year, Pearl Ridge Elementary School students and their families won the $10,000 grand prize in the Home Energy Challenge by reducing their electricity use by 16.4 percent. At the ceremony are from left) HECO executive vice president Robbie Alm, state Rep. Mark Takai, Pearl Ridge principal Robert Ginlack, Pearl Ridge student challenge coordinators (back) teacher/school coordinator Liane Tanigawa, Randy Moore (state DOE), Sam Nichols and Kaiulani de Silva (HECO education and consumer affairs). The Challenge is sponsored by the state DOE and Hawaiian Electric Co. Photo from Janeen Miller of HECO.