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Outstanding Lahainaluna student math tutors receive scholarships

By Staff | Jun 8, 2017

Pictured at the scholarship ceremony are (from left): Richard Endsley, Carol Inaba, Jeanne Smythe, Taylor Asio, Christina Ramos, Antonio Bak, Jamie Fujii and Pat Endsley. PHOTO BY JON SHIGAKI.

LAHAINA – On Wednesday, May 10, six Lahainaluna High School student math tutors were honored by the Lahaina Complex Tutor Project with scholarships for their outstanding service to fourth- and seventh-graders in the Lahaina public schools.

The honorees include Jamie Fujii, Taylor Asio, Christina Ramos and Antonio Bak. In addition, LHS alumni Mike Nguyen and Anna Tillman received scholarships from an anonymous tutor. Adult tutors in the project donated funds for these scholarships.

This past year, in addition to 60 adult tutors, 80 Lahainaluna High School students tutored King Kamehameha III, Princess Nahi’ena’ena and Lahaina Intermediate math students. Four of the six scholarship recipients were students in the tutor programs at the elementary and middle schools.

Tutor program founder Pat Endsley noted, “We are proud that they have ‘given back’ to our community by volunteering as high school tutors. We value the tutors in this program and the tutors in our other math and language arts programs for students in grades three through eight. Tutors have made a positive difference in the lives of students in the project.”

Jeanne Smythe and Harriet Ota will continue as site coordinators of this successful grade four math program. They have been assisted by Carol Inaba, Jan Owens, Paul Koyama and Jackie Kelley.

Next school year, Linda Quinn will volunteer as the math coordinator for a new LHS math program designed for ninth-graders. Quinn will be working with math teachers at LHS.

The project team thanks the staff of Lahainaluna High School for their partnership and many years of support.