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Students sell Lahainaluna clothing and accessories at Da Store

By Staff | Dec 6, 2018

From left, Jesus Alvarez, Angel Lynn Yabo, Marvie Bandayrel, D-Antra Marie Rosario, Jonah Maae Cordova, Shaelyn Gamit Nava, Sherlin Mae Ravida, Belen Ramos Lagunas, Nicole Delacruz and Alexander Rodriguez Gomez stand outside Da Store.

LAHAINA – Looking for a Lunas commemorative T-shirt, cap, hoodie or umbrella? Well, look no further, as Da Store on the Lahainaluna High School campus is up and running to offer Red Tide items for public purchase.

Under the guidance of business teacher Craig Wise, ten students have launched the project to offer the items as a learning experience in entrepreneurship.

Da Store (“http://www.dalunastore.com”>www.dalunastore.com) is located in Classroom AA102 on the Olowalu side of the Administration Building on campus. Hours are during school, but recommended visits would be at lunch time or recess.

There will also be purchase opportunities at the Lahaina Gifts and Crafts Fair at Lahaina Gateway Center on Sunday, Dec. 9.

D-Antra Rosario is the student leader of the project. She is joined by Jesus Alvarez, Marvie Bandayrel, Angel Yabo, Sherlin Ravida, Nicole Dela Cruz, Alex Rodriguez Gomez, Shaelyn Gamit Nava, Jonah Mae Cordova and Belen Ramos Lagunas in its implementation.

Ryan Stansel of The Westin Nanea Ocean Villas helps Lahaina Intermediate School students prepare their Coffee Cart.

Da Store is currently in its third year and has proven to be a successful endeavor for the business students.

“It’s a good way for the students to learn to work with local business merchants and how to make decisions with inventory and sales,” said Wise. “And it also a provides a positive service to the community.”

For more information on Da Store, call (808) 662-4000.

Down the hill at Lahaina Intermediate School, with the help of The Westin Nanea Ocean Villas and Maui Upcountry Coffee, the Life Skills class launched a traveling coffee cart in October.

The Westin Nanea generously donated the cart itself, coffee carafes, tea, sugar, creamer, cups and lids – everything needed to get started other than the coffee.

Ryan Stansel delivered the supplies to the school and assisted students with the initial setup of the cart. Maui Upcountry Coffee also donated various locally grown coffee blends from their Upcountry farm, sharing their knowledge and experience of growing and brewing the best tasting coffee with the class.

The LIS Coffee Cart services Lahaina Intermediate School teachers and staff Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings for now. Currently, they offer fresh brewed hot coffee and hot tea at $2 a cup.

Staff members can either pre-order drinks or visit Classroom D103 in the morning before school.

“Barrett Sagar will greet you with her infectious good morning smile and will have the coffee cart just outside of the classroom ready for you,” noted school Parent Community Networking Center Facilitator Jayme Donez.

“As they grow their business, they hope to include more items for purchase, to serve every morning of the week and to expand their delivery locations throughout the school. Please stop by for your morning coffee and support these hardworking students!”