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Lahaina Complex After School Enrichment Tutor Project to present achievement awards

By Staff | Apr 2, 2015

From left, Mayor Alan Arakawa and his wife, Ann, will be honored at the event. The Lahaina Complex After School Enrichment Tutor Project was founded by West Maui residents (from right) Pat and Richard Endsley.

LAHAINA – The Lahaina Complex After School Enrichment Tutor Project last week announced that the 14th annual Achievement Awards and Dinner event will be held on Thursday, April 9, in the Lahaina Intermediate School cafeteria from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Invitations to this important event for project parents and their youngsters in grades 3-8, tutors, school staff members and community sponsors have been sent. Invitees are asked to return their reservations to the school site offices.

Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. Tutors will present participation and achievement awards to King Kamehameha III, Princess Nahienaena and Lahaina Intermediate School students. Students and their parents, tutors and school support staff will be recognized for their participation, academic achievements and valued volunteer efforts and dedication.

Sen. Roz Baker and Rep. Angus McKelvey will present Hawaii State Legislature certificates of appreciation to the project’s major sponsors: Susan Bendon of the Bendon Family Foundation; Deborah and Stuart Katz of Beyond the Rainbow Foundation; Aina Nalu Home Owners and People for Educational Equality (PFEE); Tim and Ella Adams; Mayor Alan Arakawa and his wife, Ann; Maui County Council members; Skeeter Stebbins and Tera Paleka of the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunrise; Mila Salvador and Art Ortiz of the Rotary Club of Lahaina; Liz May and James Fahnestock of the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset; Keiko and Harold Hardcastle of the Lahaina Bakery; Mark Vieth of the Lahaina News; Jason Donez of Leilani’s on the Beach; Alex Ahiuwalia and Robert Hudgins of the Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua; and Jean Ewing, Monica Chihara, Sherlyn Dagdagan and Sean Kim from the Hyatt Regency Maui.

The theme of this year’s celebration is “Expressing Gratitude.”

Richard and Pat Endsley, founders of the tutor project, urge project participants to join in the celebration to honor academic successes and give thanks to the many people who have continued to make this valuable community-school partnership a huge success and to keep Lahaina “no ka ‘oi.”