Menehune students benefit from Pioneer gift

Dennis Fujimoto

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Waimea High School recently was the beneficiary of a large contribution from Pioneer Hi-Bred to help pay for new air conditioning for its computer lab.

Judith Rivera, the Pioneer Hi-Bred Waimea Research Center manager, said Pioneer understands the importance of supporting school facilities to ensure the best learning environment.

“We use science and technology in our work every day at Waimea Research Center and at Kekaha Parent Seed,” Rivera said in a release. “We need to inspire the next generation of agricultural and technology scientists so they are well qualified for careers right here on Kaua‘i.”

Nely Caberto, Waimea High School principal, accepted the contribution at the school’s campus.

“We are grateful for the support of community partners like Pioneer Hi-Bred whose contributions benefit all students at Waimea High,” Caberto said.

“Community partnerships provide opportunities for Waimea High School to strengthen academics, especially in the field of science and technology to prepare our students for careers and college.”

Pioneer Hi-Bred will be hosting an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at its Waimea Research Center, where the public is invited to learn more about the work being done on Kaua‘i.

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


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