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Life lessons prepare student for a wealth of opportunities

By Michael Tsai

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 27, 2014

~~<p>Phuong Nguyen never considered himself a math and science guy. At least not until middle school at Our Lady of Good Counsel in Pearl City, where teacher Sylvia Tsuda distilled for him the essence of what the two disciplines are all about.</p>
<p>&quot;She constantly asked us to think about how and why things are the way they are,&quot; says Nguyen, now 17. &quot;It piqued my curiosity to think in those terms. Now whenever I go outside and look around, I think about how or why things happen or what may have occurred to affect the outcome.&quot;</p>
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Phuong Nguyen never considered himself a math and science guy. At least not until middle school at Our Lady of Good Counsel in Pearl City, where teacher Sylvia Tsuda distilled for him the essence of what the two disciplines are all about.

"She constantly asked us to think about how and why things are the way they are," says Nguyen, now 17. "It piqued my curiosity to think in those terms. Now whenever I go outside and look around, I think about how or why things happen or what may have occurred to affect the outcome." Login for more...



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