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Masaru Uchino Named HI Milken Educator

Masaru Uchino (HI '16)   |   Momilani Elementary  |  Pearl City, HI  |  Feb 02, 2017

Congratulations, Momilani Elementary—you’re a Blue Ribbon School! Hawaii Governor David Y. Ige and First Lady Dawn Amano-Ige are here to celebrate the school's accomplishments, along with Hawaii State Superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi and Complex Area Superintendent Rodney Luke. But there's another reason for the all-school assembly, which comes to light when Milken Family Foundation Chairman and Co-Founder Lowell Milken surprises third-grade teacher Masaru Uchino with a 2016-17 Milken Educator Award and $25,000. Click through our photo gallery to follow Uchino's career-changing day.

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  • Momilani principal Doreen Higa
  • Momilani Elementary students pledge of allegiance
  • Momilani student performance
  • Complex Area Superintendent Rodney Luke
  • Hawaii superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi Momilani Elementary
  • Lowell Milken addresses Momilani Elementary
  • Lowell Milken asks for student volunteers Momilani
  • Lowell Milken Momilani student
  • Lowell Milken with Momilani student 2
  • Masaru Uchino reaction
  • Principal leads Uchino to front
  • Governor Ige congratulates Uchino
  • Masaru Uchino and dignitaries listen to applause
  • Masaru Uchino check dignitaries
  • Masaru Uchino congratulations from Milken Educator vet
  • Masaru Uchino acceptance speech
  • Lowell Milken congratulates Masaru Uchino
  • Masaru Uchino with students
  • Masaru Uchino with Milken Educators
  • Masaru Uchino classroom

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  • Well deserved Masaru!!! Congratulations, we were very blessed to have both our Keiki's in your in your class!

    Posted by Kristy Kono, 02/02/2017 1:49pm (6 years ago)

  • Congratulations Masaru!! You are truly deserving of this great honor!!! The families of Momilani appreciate all that you do for the students and school, and for being such a fantastic role model for us all!

    Posted by Tracie Romualdo , 02/02/2017 1:36pm (6 years ago)

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