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Duke’s Beach House honors staff at Princess Nahi‘ena‘ena Elementary School

By Staff | May 4, 2017

Pictured (from left) are: Noah Yamada, Duke’s Beach House general manager; Pam Kaniho, Keola Rogat, Alicia Alcaraz and Linda Rickard of Princess Nahi`ena`ena Elementary School; and Tammy Fukagawa, vice president of TS Restaurants.

KAANAPALI – Duke’s Beach House recently recognized Alicia Alcaraz, Linda Rickard and Pam Kaniho of Princess Nahi’ena’ena Elementary School as Educators of the Month for February, March and April, respectively.

Alcaraz, a school counselor, has coordinated the school’s career fair in conjunction with Lahainaluna High School’s Career and Technical Education Department. Students were introduced to career pathways, including health, business, agriculture, building and construction, auto and culinary.

March winner Rickard, a kindergarten teacher, was nominated by her peers for being a great team player and important addition to the school.

Kaniho, a fifth grade teacher, was recognized for assisting a parent who was experiencing a medical emergency while dropping off their child at school. Due to Kaniho’s quick action, the parent’s vehicle was stopped, parked and no one was injured.

“Duke’s is thrilled to be able to acknowledge the amazing and heroic work that the staff at Princess are providing for our keiki,” said Noah Yamada, Duke’s Beach House general manager. “Education is so important, and through our Legacy of Aloha Program, we are able to acknowledge and support the outstanding teachers in our community.”

Alcaraz, Rickard and Kaniho were each presented with an engraved koa box and a $100 gift certificate to Duke’s Beach House.

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