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Award Notification:  Masaru Uchino (HI '16)

Featured in this video:  Masaru Uchino (HI '16)
Pearl City, HI   |    Feb 02, 2017
Momilani Elementary

Aloha, Masaru Uchino—You're a Milken Educator!

Good morning, Governor David Y. Ige! The governor and First Lady Dawn Amano-Ige are visiting Momilani Elementary to celebrate its designation as a Blue Ribbon School, along with Hawaii State Superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi and Complex Area Superintendent Rodney Luke. The morning assembly goes along as expected…until Lowell Milken, chairman and co-founder of the Milken Family Foundation, takes the microphone and surprises third-grade teacher Masaru Uchino with a 2016-17 Milken Educator Award and $25,000, making the day one Uchino will remember forever. Relive Uchino's career-changing moment in this short video.

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  • As the parent of one of Masa's students, I have witnessed Masa's commitment to excellence in his own practice coupled with his tremendous aloha for his students (and their families). He is an exceptional teacher--and so deserving of being recognized as a Milken Educator.

    Posted by Nikki Sakai, 02/02/2017 5:15pm (6 years ago)

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