Benefits of grant could overflow into community

KOLOA — If Koloa School principal Debbie Lindsey has her way, a grant presented May 4 will benefit not only Koloa School students, but the community as well.

Lindsey and Kaua‘i Area Complex Superintendant Daniel Hamada recently accepted a $10,000 grant from the Starwood Vacation Ownership and the Po‘ipu Beach Foundation to purchase a VariQuest Design Center 1000 workstation.

“This is a pilot project for the VariQuest people,” said Lindsey.

“We’ll probably set it up in one of the portables on campus where it will enhance the school’s audiovisual department.”

The presentation was made by Starwood Vacation Ownership Pacific, represented by Sheraton Kaua‘i general manager Angela Vento and project director Mike Schorr to Jody Kjeldsen, executive director for the Po‘ipu Beach Foundation, who turned the check over to Lindsey and Hamada.

Lindsey said, projects the VariQuest Design Center is capable of producing will greatly enhance the students’ learning ability and eventually, she would like to see some of the community groups be able to utilize the system’s capabilities.

The VariQuest Center 1000 workstation includes a Design Center, Poster, Awards and

Cutout makers.

• Dennis Fujimoto, photographer and staff writer, can be reached at 245-3681 (ext. 253) or dfujimoto@kauaipubco.

com.

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