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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, May 26, 2005

Estate supporting 6 Kapolei schools

By Rod Ohira
Advertiser Central O'ahu Writer

The Estate of James Campbell is donating $100,000 to improve science curriculum and technology at six Kapolei Complex public schools.

"We consider education to be key to the success of a growing community and we are pleased to continue our investment in Kapolei's schools," said Campbell Estate CEO Steve MacMillan, who will present checks of $20,000 each to Kapolei High School and Kapolei Middle School, and $15,000 apiece to Kapolei, Barbers Point, Makakilo and Mauka Lani elementary schools at tonight's Kapolei Outstanding Achievement awards ceremony at the Ko Olina Resort.

"The donation could not have happened at a better time," said Claudia Nakachi, Barbers Point Elementary principal. "This is when we needed funds to buy more textbooks and workbooks due to an increase in student enrollment."

Kapolei Middle School will use its share to purchase new computers, according to Principal Annette Nishikawa.

Mike Miyamura, Kapolei Elementary principal, plans to use the Campbell donation to supplement his school's science curriculum materials. "They are always there when we need them, working actively with the school on so many educational initiatives," Miyamura said.

Kapolei High Principal Al Nagasako will use the $20,000 donation for technology improvements.

The Estate and the Campbell Foundation have made more than $10 million in charitable donations the past 10 years, including $6 million to programs in Leeward O'ahu.

Reach Rod Ohira at 535-8181 or rohira@honoluluadvertiser.com