Big bucks for bright minds

WAIMEA — The Alakaina Foundation presented $1,250 to four schools on Kauai’s Westside for their respective Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics programs as well as youth leadership development programs.

The presentation was at a breakfast hosted by Manu Kai and the Alakaina Foundation at Kalapaki Joe’s in Waimea.

It was done in accordance with Alakaina Foundation’s goal to develop a new generation of leaders, especially among those living in rural areas.

Organizer Julie Broyles said this is the first time they have presented this program to Kauai’s schools — Kekaha Elementary School, Kula Aupuni Niihau A Kahelelani Aloha, Waimea High School Junior ROTC, and Ke Kula Niihau O Kekaha Charter School, more commonly known as KANAKA school.

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