By. Devon Tsai
Parker School Co-founder--Anita De Domenico and her daughter Gina De Demenico (Parker School graduate), made a unexpected visit to the Waimea school which she had established 40 years ago.
Both Anita and her late husband Paul Dominic De Domenico moved to Hawaii in 1973 in pursuits of establishing the Hawaiian Holiday Macadamia Nut Company. With the support of community members and Richard Smart of Parker Ranch, Parker School was founded in 1976.
“Looking back on our life, which has been very adventuresome and exciting, the 23 years we spent on the Big Island were the best years of our life,” said De Domenico. “We had no idea that Parker School would blossom the way it has - it is great pride for me and would be for my late husband as well.”
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