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Thank Hawaii's Teachers

We've all had teachers in our lives that have inspired us, driven us and helped shape us into the people we are today. Maybe they're even teaching our kids now! Everyone has a story to tell of their favorite teacher, the one that went above and beyond the call of duty.

We are indebted to these teachers, and we believe they deserve our gratitude, no matter how long it's been.

The following Hawaii teachers have received education grants from Farmers Insurance Hawaii:
Here at Farmers Insurance Hawaii, thanking America's teachers is more than about just showing our appreciation. It's also about giving them the ability to make a big impact in their classrooms and community. We are happy to provide our Hawaii teachers opportunities through this program, along with the program.

2020 Winners

  • Mr. Tyler Gage of Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School, $25,000
  • Mr. Wesley Adkins of James Campbell High School, $25,000

2018 Winners

  • Mr. Zachary Morita of Niu Valley Middle School, $100,000
  • Mrs. Elizabeth Larriva of Campbell High School, $2,500
  • Mrs. Monica Belding of Campbell High School, $2,500
  • Mrs. Melanie Nakashima of King Kekaulike High School, $2,000
  • Ms. Laura Cummings of Sunset Beach Elementary School, $2,000
  • Mrs. Linda Morikone of Noelani Elementary School, $2,000

2017 Winners

  • Ms. Trish Morgan of Stevenson Middle School, $100,000
  • Mr. Ken Kakesako of Stevenson Middle School, $2,000
  • Ms. Kristen Teramae of Noelani Elementary School, $2,000
  • Ms. Tara Lyn Nakamoto of Mililani 'Ike Elementary School, $2,000

2016 Winners

  • Ms. Rena Roybal of Mililani Uka Elementary School, $1,500
  • Ms. Josie Painter of Kealakehe Elementary School, $2,000
  • Ms. Vikki Valentine of HP Baldwin High School, $2,000
  • Mr. Ethan Toyota of Ewa Makai Middle School, $2,000
  • Ms. Debbie Yoshino of Island Pacific Academy, $2,000
  • Ms. Melanie Nakashima of King Kekaulike High School, $2,000

2015 Winners

  • Ms. Courtney Flowers of Pomaila'i School, $2,500
  • Ms. Elizabeth Benson of Hilo High School, $2,250
  • Ms. Jeanne Hart of Kealakehe Elementary School, $2,250
  • Ms. Janice Noguchi of Queen Ka`ahumanu Elementary School, $2,250
  • Mr. David Wong of Ewa Makai Middle School, $2,250
  • Mrs. Pamela Kaji of Kaimuki Christian School, $2,250
  • Mrs. Jennifer Kozuma of Koko Head School, $2,250
  • Ms. Tiara Matsui of Maui High School, $2,250

2014 Winners

  • Mr. Austin Zavala of Moanalua High, $2,500
  • Ms. Selene Horita of Fern Elementary School, $500
  • Ms. Deanne Yoshioka of Aina Haina Elementary School, $500
  • Ms. Cassie Romero of Lanakila Elementary School, $500
  • Ms. Cynthia Constantino of Kanoelani Elementary School, $500
  • Ms. Siane Tom-Ogata of Farrington High School, $500
In addition, Farmers Insurance Hawaii employees have generously donated Teacher Appreciation Baskets full of school supplies to the following schools.
  • Alvah Scott Elementary School
  • Blanche Pope Elementary School
  • Ewa Beach Elementary School
  • Ewa Makai Middle School
  • Helemano Elementary School
  • Kaala Elementary School
  • Kaimiloa Elementary School
  • Kanoelani Elementary School
  • Kapunahala Elementary School
  • Kauluwela Elementary School
  • Lanakila Elementary School
  • Leilehua High School
  • Lincoln Elementary School
  • Mililani Ike Elementary School
  • Mililani Middle School
  • Mililani High School
  • Pearl City Elementary School
  • Pearl Harbor Elementary School
  • Queen Emma Preschool
  • Queen Kaahumanu Elementary School
  • Waikiki Elementary School
  • Pohakea Elementary School
  • Makaha Elementary School
  • Palolo Elementary School
  • Wahiawa Elementary School