‘Ohana representatives were joined at the ceremony by Lt. Governor Shan S. Tsutsui, State Senator Gil Keith-Agaran and State Representative Justin Woodson.
“There is a significant relationship between education and health. We thank Rep. Woodson for recognizing this and connecting ‘Ohana to a school in need,” said Scott Sivik, market vice president at ‘Ohana Health Plan. “The best learning takes place in comfortable settings and we are honored to help create an environment at Maui Waena that helps every student have the opportunity to succeed.”
“I would like to thank ‘Ohana Health Plan for taking the initiative to engage with the community to help fill needs that assist students in the classroom and beyond,” said Rep. Woodson.
“A big mahalo to ‘Ohana Health Plan for its generous fan donation to Maui Waena and for recognizing that it’s important for members of the community to pitch in to help create a conducive learning environment for our students,” said Lt. Governor Tsutsui. “I’d also like to thank ‘Ohana Health Plan for becoming a partner in other initiatives that support the overall health and well-being of our keiki, such as the R.E.A.C.H. Initiative.”
“I want to thank Ohana Health Plan for their generous donation and really appreciate the community support of our school. It helps with student learning,” said Jamie Yap, principal at Maui Waena Intermediate School.
Last year, Maui Waena Middle School Principal Jaimie Yap told Maui News, “The temperature might be in the 90s, but it feels like it’s 100.” He was referring to temperatures in the classrooms during the summer months.