Each year, a winner is chosen based on his or her ability to demonstrate leadership, dedication and passion in five categories: scholarship, teaching, advocacy, community, and youth.
Read specific questions about hard-to-staff, special education and Hawaiian language immersion differentials.
Our selection committee, headed by your elected state leaders, were so impressed by the entries that they couldn't pick just one.
The rally, attended by students, teachers, and parents, was organized by Jahstyce Ahulau, a 14-year-old Campbell High School freshman who founded the group Fighting for Our Future, a student-led and driven committee to advocate for higher teacher pay.
“This is Hawaii’s best opportunity to get away from the overburdening of standardized tests and move to something that’s better for our students,” said HSTA President Corey Rosenlee.