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    • Groundbreaking Ceremony Monday, July 1, 2013 Hale Kula Elementary School
    • Master of Ceremonies Brandon Fox Brandon did wonderfully as the Master of Ceremonies! He was calm, prepared, and poised.
    • Introduction of Distinguished Visitors  Governor Neil Abercrombie  US Senator Mazie Hirono  State Senator Clayton Hee  State Senator Michelle Kidani  State Representative Lauren Cheape  State Representative LTC Mark Takai  Brigadier General Pete Johnson, 25th Infantry Division Deputy Commanding General – Operations and Mrs. Sheila Johnson  Superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi, Hawaii Department of Education  Komary Moss, District Educational Specialist representing Dr. John Brummel, Complex Area Superintendent  Colonel Daniel Whitney – US Army Garrison - Hawaii  Command Sgt. Major Philip Brunwald, US Army Garrison - Hawaii  Gary Willis, Program Manager, Office of Economic Adjustment  Captain Daniel Shebler, Navy Liaison, Office of Economic Adjustment Principal Jan Iwase introduced the special guests who attended the groundbreaking ceremony.
    • Governor Abercrombie Speaks “With the military’s shifting strategic focus on the Pacific, working together in support of schools will be even more important.”
    • US Senator Hirono Addresses the Crowd Senator Hirono paid tribute to the dedicated work of Senators Dan Inouye and Dan Akaka who were always supportive of the Armed Forces in Hawaii.
    • Views of the Audience The diverse crowd was a mixture of school and DOE staff, the military, legislators, community and family members, and those from the private sector.
    • Brigadier General Pete Johnson “I can think of no better way to honor the American taxpayer than to invest in our future – our children.”
    • Pule by Kahu Kaleo Patterson Kahu Patterson shared his experiences as a military child prior to performing a traditional pule or blessing.
    • Untying the Maile Lei Colonel Daniel Whitney and Principal Iwase untie the maile lei prior to the groundbreaking ceremony. The maile lei and the golden shovels (Photo courtesy of Laura Winston)
    • Groundbreaking Ceremony It’s official! Our $33.2 million construction project is officially underway!
    • Superintendent Matayoshi “The federal and state investment in Hale Kula supports Hawaii and our military by helping us bring school facilities into the 21st century – improving the learning environment for not only students, but for the administration and faculty as well.”
    • Post-Ceremony Photos Tamsin Keone, Kahu Patterson, Wendy Nakasone, Representative Takai, Senator Kidani, and Senator Hee Representative Takai, Kahu Patterson, Senator Kidani, BG Johnson, Governor Abercrombie, Principal Iwase, U.S. Senator Hirono, Representative Cheape, and Hiihau
    • More Post-Ceremony Photos Governor Abercrombie with Kalea, Kennedy, Nathan, and Brandon Representative Takai, Randy Iwase, US Senator Hirono, Senator Kidani, and Representative Cheape
    • Reception in the Library The beautiful flowers were arranged by Hale Kula staff member Cheryl Horton and utilized flowers from around our campus. (Sorry, we forgot to get photos of the food and the fellowship.)
    • The architect’s rendering of what the school will look like when completed (the colors may differ from the picture)
    • Another view of the school – this shows the Media-Resource and Student Support Center with the new 2-story classroom building on the left side of the picture
    • Appreciations:  Hale Kula Custodial Crew  Hale Kula Office Staff  Public Affairs Office  Groundbreaking Event Committee:  Natalie Bradshaw  Cathy Ferreira  Richard Horita  Cherise Imai  Brenda Lowrey  Wendy Nakasone  Dale Yoneda and to S & M Sakamoto and Bowers & Kubota for the refreshments