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Friday, June 5, 2009

Senior Project

This year Waimea High School participated as a test school for senior projects. You have already heard how rewarding the judging was.
Tonight I am just bursting with pride for Erin - who chose me from a list of volunteers as her community mentor. She not only completed her beautiful project but got a very good grade for it and will be walking tomorrow night at the Graduation Commencement.

Here is Erin and her project, a wonderfully appropriate cookbook to celebrate her family recipes, her love of cooking (she is going to enroll into the culinary arts program at Kauai Community College this fall) and to help people utilize their bumper crops of local fruits. Here is one of the inspirations for her project and here is one of the rewards - from a very thoughtful mom!
Congratulations, Erin and classmates!


Anonymous wafan said...

The graduation/senior/culminating project is a great teaching and learning tool for the kids who take it seriously.

Our 2nd semester presentations were last night. I worked with some of my seniors to improve their presentations and research models. Today I will find out if they passed -- I have no doubts they all did!

So, how was the pickled mango?

June 5, 2009 at 3:22 AM  
Blogger LizKauai said...

mmmmm. yummmy. all gone...


Even for the students who DIDN'T take their projects seriously... the process was an opportunity to experience significant personal growth and self-awareness in more ways than just academically.

June 5, 2009 at 6:40 AM  
Anonymous gigi-hawaii said...

mmm. It's been years since I have eaten pickled mango. Miss the stuff. I haven't had much luck with the mangoes sold in the supermarket here. For some reason, they are not very sweet and juicy. Picked too soon?

June 5, 2009 at 7:31 AM  
Anonymous wafan said...

Liz . . . I agree. Sometimes failure is a better teacher than success.

June 5, 2009 at 1:58 PM  
Blogger LizKauai said...

gigi- I don't know about Oahu but the store mangoes here are imported. My girlfriend Margaret (from golf last year) has a hayden mango tree in her yard that provides mangoes to a local market. Those are really delicious. But mangoes are seasonal so if you want one during the offseason, they need to be picked 1/2 ripe and shipped in from somewhere else- Mexico- South America.

June 5, 2009 at 4:59 PM  
Anonymous wafan said...

all I get are imported mangoes. Yuck!

June 6, 2009 at 6:08 AM  
Blogger LizKauai said...

Just a few more weeks... you'll be in mangoland!

June 6, 2009 at 7:36 AM  
Anonymous wafan said...


June 6, 2009 at 9:02 AM  

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