HONOLULU (KHON2) — Ala Wai Elementary School teacher Lori Kwee was named as the 2021 Hawaii State Teacher of the Year, and it was a ceremony unlike any other.
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The finalists were gathered in a virtual conference, but in the end, there could only be one winner.
Kwee has been a teacher for over 30 years and currently teaches the fourth-grade.
Among her many accomplishments, Kwee has pushed her students to raise awareness around real-world issues ranging from bullying prevention to endangered species.
She is even creating a “Share Aloha” brand to foster kindness throughout her entire school community.
As part of her prize, Kwee also is receiving a one-year lease of a 2021 Subaru Forester, courtesy of Servco Pacific.
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