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Maui High Safety Club Earns National Recognition

August 19, 2014, 9:44 AM HST
* Updated August 19, 9:46 AM
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By Wendy Osher

The Students for Safety Club at Maui High School earned four awards and national recognition for their participation in an annual teen leadership training conference held recently in Kansas.

The National Student Safety Program Annual Teen Leadership Training Conference is held each year to teach clubs new tactics, skills and share resources that help to promote safe driving within their communities.

Among the awards was a first place finish for club member Sara Suzuki, who received the National Student of the Year Award 2014 from the National Student Safety Program.

Suzuki took home a $250 scholarship from the Dr. Joseph Intorre Scholarship Fund, which will be used to pay for her registration fee to participate in the 2015 conference, which will be held in Raleigh, North Carolina next year.


Suzuki, and her teammates Tayelor Harrell, Pauline Piso and Moon Lee also earned three team awards under the guidance of advisory Jeenna Canche, including:

  • National Safety Club of the Year 2014 – 3rd Place
  • U-Haul Challenge 2014 – 3rd Place
  • National Best T-Shirt Design 2014 – 3rd Place

In addition to competitive events and educational aspects of the event, the conference also provides networking opportunities with fellow students from across the nation.

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