DOE gets $17,140 from DuPont Pioneer

LIHUE — Laurie Yoshida of DuPont Pioneer asked a school principal why he didn’t apply for any of the grants Tuesday morning during the principals’ meeting at the Department of Education offices in the state building.

“You should have applied,” Yoshida said. “Next year, I’m going to look for your application.”

Yoshida was joined by Taryn Dizon of the awards committee to present principals with grants for their respective projects totaling more than $17,140 during the meeting.

These included $2,140 to Eleele School for its reef project, $1,500 to Kekaha Elementary School for a Makerspace, $1,500 to the Waimea Canyon Middle School for a vinyl cutter and laser embosser/cutter, Koloa Elementary School received $1,500 for its FOSS curriculum and $2,500 to the Elsie Wilcox Elementary School for its STEM project.

Kalaheo Elementary School received $500 for its Interactive Technology program and $1,500 for its STEM program. Kauai High School received $500 for its art program, and $2,500 for nursery benches. Waimea High School received $1,700 for its Micro-Greens project, and $1,300 for Digital Media.


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