Student achievers shine through the pandemic

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    Serena Cox, the Kaua‘i Area Complex Teacher of the Year for 2020, is visted by her daughter Miley Cox, whose film won top honors in the Middle School Category at the Hawaiian Independent Films Festival, during a distance learning break, Tuesday.

KALAHEO — The film, “A Message to the President: Transitions in Democracy,” needs a ticket to be viewed on the Hawai‘i Independent Film Festivals website, said Miley Cox, an eighth grade student at the Waimea Canyon Middle School who is listed as the film’s director, editor and narrator.