Molokai Educator Honored

HI State Legislature News Release 

Each spring, the Hawaii State Legislature celebrates Education Week by honoring the outstanding work of Hawaii’s students, educators, faculty, and school leaders for their commitment to educational excellence. This year, 33 honorees, each having previously received state or national awards, will be recognized. Among them is Molokai High School’s Diane Mokuau, who was named 2021 School Librarian of the Year. 

Though past events have traditionally included inviting honorees to the Capitol to be recognized during House and Senate floor sessions, program modifications made in 2021 will continue to be upheld this year.

Instead, honorees will be sent congratulatory joint certificates to convey the thanks of all Hawaii Representatives and Senators for their contributions to their schools, students and broader community.

“I am deeply proud and honored to recognize the remarkable achievements of our 2022 Education Week awardees and to celebrate educators throughout the State for their invaluable contributions to the community,” said Senator Michelle N. Kidani, Senate Vice President and Chair of the Senate Committee on Education.

“It is always an honor to celebrate our state’s exceptional educators, students, support staff, principals, and schools during education week,” said Representative Justin H. Woodson, Chair of the House Committee on Education. “I sincerely express my gratitude for the commitment and service from all our distinguished honorees, and I extend a heartfelt mahalo to everyone who contributed to continuing our tradition.”


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