When my friend Beth Kuwamoto Oka asked me to speak to her third-grade students I was apprehensive. I’d done many career days before and always feel honored to be asked, but I’d never done one with children so young. After the two sessions at Mililani ‘Ike Elementary School today, I’m glad I accepted her invitation.
The children were receptive and engaged. As usual after visiting a school I am optimistic about the future with so many bright, energetic young people being educated by dedicated, skilled teachers! And as always I emerge re-energized.
It was fun sharing stories about working in sports journalism, and it was a pleasant surprise when I asked how many of the kids’ parents get the newspaper at home and nearly all of them raised their hands.
Thank you Mrs. Oka and Mrs. Ebinger for your aloha and letting me spend time with your pupils!