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Feeding the future of isle tourism

Allison Schaefers
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DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

Todd Nakayama, a teacher at Waipahu High School, is the first recipient of the Hawai‘i Lodging and Tourism Association’s Hospitality Educator of the Year Award. Nakayama leads Waipahu’s Academy of Hospitality & Tourism, which prepares students for careers in the visitor industry.

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The earlier we can make young people aware and educated about the opportunities that await them in the industry, the earlier they can zero in on a career.”

Mufi Hannemann

President and CEO, Hawai‘i Lodging and Tourism Association