President Trump recognizes 4 Hawaii educators for excellence

President Trump recognizes 4 Hawaii educators for excellence
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HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - President Donald Trump on Tuesday announced four Hawaii teachers as recipients of the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

Those teachers include Richard Brian Ogawa of Kanoelani Elementary School, Daphne Okunaga of Pearl City High School, Daniel Taira of Lehua Elementary School and Nel Venzon Jr. of Mililani High School.

Established in 1983, PAEMST is the highest award from the U.S. government, given to kindergarten through 12th-grade teachers of math and science — including computer science — around the country and in several U.S. territories.

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