Friends and family gathered on Oahu and in Hilo to honor the excellent work of public school teachers.
The award presentation featured a powerful oli by Molokai Chapter President Lokelani Han and fellow Molokai Chapter educators, and an introduction by last year’s S.T.A.C.Y. Award recipient and national 2019 Horace Mann Award for Teaching Excellence winner, Ewa Makai Middle School teacher Cynthia Tong.
The eighth-grade social studies teacher at Ewa Makai Middle School in Ewa Beach will be celebrated with four others at the NEA Foundation’s Salute to Excellence in Education Awards Gala.
HSTA gives our state-level winner the STACY Award, named in memory of the beloved late HSTA Deputy Executive Director Stacy Nishina, a former public school teacher from Kauai.