Student Leaders Take Senator on Campus Tour
Molokai Middle School Press Release
Molokai Middle School (MMS) students showcased their school with pride to an unlikely visitor last month. Sen. Mazie Hirono took a one-hour tour led by the MMS Student Council. Hirono’s initial interest in the school’s science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and Garden Bed programs got her attention and prompted her visit.
Noteworthy programs offered by teachers and partnerships with the Molokai community all played an important role. Highlights of Hirono’s visit included a tour of the school’s Vegetable Garden Beds, Activities and Assemblies Program (a clothes drive to aide the victims of the Philippines), O’ Hina I Ka Malama Hawaiian Language Immersion Program (Mo`omomi Project), STEM (VEX Robotics), The Girl’s Bridge Team, History Club, Media Broadcast Wheel, Restored Greenhouse, and the newly constructed Halau that sits mauka of the school.
The senator listened intently, asked the students questions and was genuinely interested in each program during the tour. Hirono shared personal stories relating to her younger years in public education.
“I don’t think one hour with her was enough time,” said Susan Donnelly, MMS eithth grade president. “I am looking forward to seeing her again when she returns.” Kelly Richardson, MMS Registrar and SAC who coordinated the senator’s visit, said the focus was primarily on the “student successes.”
Hirono’s visit displayed real life public service and made an impact on the student council leaders. Maybe one of them will take the helm and become a Washington D.C. Senator representing Molokai one day!