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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, March 13, 2003

Education briefs

Advertiser Staff

Favorite teachers may be nominated

Two days remain to nominate a teacher who has made a difference in Hawai'i students' lives.

"Everyday Heroes," a program created by the state Department of Education and area businesses, invites residents to nominate teachers who have shown dedication and innovation and inspired students.

Nomination forms, available at Papa John's Pizza, Foodland or Sack N Save, must be postmarked by tomorrow.

Contest will elect Hawai'i math team

Middle-school "mathletes" from around Hawai'i will compete Saturday at Kamehameha Schools for a chance to advance to the 2003 Mathcounts National Competition in Chicago on May 9.

The top four competitors will represent the state as the official Hawai'i team.

Mathcounts encourages training, teamwork, competition and recognition in mathematics similar to that in athletic programs.

Saint Louis grad joins hall of fame

Anthony R. Guerrero Jr., executive vice president of First Hawaiian Bank, will be inducted today into the Saint Louis School Gallery of Distinguished Achievers at the Monarch Room in the Royal Hawaiian Hotel.

The gallery is hosted by Saint Louis School and the Saint Louis Education Foundation to recog-nize alumni who have made extraordinary contributions to the school.

Guerrero, Class of 1963, was named outstanding alumnus of the year in 1997.

Maui High team to compete nationally

Five students from Maui High School will represent Hawai'i at the National Ocean Science Bowl in La Jolla, Calif., next month after winning the state competition in February.

They are Caine Jette, Rebecca Wunder, and Daniel, Matthew and Nicholas Jachowski, coached by Edward Ginoza.

The competition was developed to encourage interest in ocean sciences.

The students answer increasingly difficult multiple-choice and short-answer format questions as well as team challenge questions requiring higher cognitive skills.