Le Jardin Academy honors supporters
its annual La Soirée des Lumières, or "evening of lights," Feb. 9, Le Jardin Academy
presented the Madame Henriette Neal Founder's Award to the Harold K.L. Castle Foundation
for its $8 million grant and the donation of the 24 acres the school sits on. The award was also given to Nanette Hutton
for 40 years of volunteerism service on the academy's board of trustees.
Beverly Allen, director of music for 37 years, received the first honorable-mention award for her commitment and service; a second award went to Hiroko Nelson, a 10-year volunteer classroom aide and assistant to the Japanese teacher.
Jaqueline Ho, 17, a senior at Kapalama School, and Megan Nakahara, 13, an eighth-grader at Hawaii Preparatory Academy, are Hawaii's winners of the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide program honoring youth for outstanding volunteerism. They won $1,000 and a free trip in early May to Washington, D.C., for the national contest.
Ho has been a volunteer for Special Olympics since she was 10. Nakahara has been involved in the collection of data on endangered Hawaiian green sea turtles.
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