Earlier this year, the Maui Mall established “Family Sundays” to celebrate the joy of learning and encourage students to succeed in school. Each month since April, a few exemplary students of Maui County who were nominated by their teachers were recognized on stage for their achievements and entered into a drawing for an iPad or iPod. At the event’s finale on Jan. 6, 2013, all nominated students from previous weeks will be entered into a grand prize drawing to win a MacBook Pro.
This past Sunday, freshman Mary Jane Butac from Maui High school was the winner of the iPad drawing. She was nominated by her teachers for not only her 4.0 GPA but also her helpful and positive attitude in the classroom.
The winner of the iPod was Kahului School second grader Mari Yamamoto. She was nominated by her teacher who described Yamamoto as “a walking ray of sunshine.”