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Temporary school called ‘small miracle’ after Lahaina fire

  • BRYAN BERKOWITZ / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
                                Teachers, above, held hands Monday and sang a Lahaina mele, or song, at the blessing ceremony of the temporary King Kamehameha III Elementary School in Pule­lehua, Maui, below.

    BRYAN BERKOWITZ / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

    Teachers, above, held hands Monday and sang a Lahaina mele, or song, at the blessing ceremony of the temporary King Kamehameha III Elementary School in Pule­lehua, Maui, below.

  • BRYAN BERKOWITZ / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
                                Temporary King Kamehameha III Elementary School in Pule­lehua, Maui, above.

    BRYAN BERKOWITZ / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

    Temporary King Kamehameha III Elementary School in Pule­lehua, Maui, above.

  • BRYAN BERKOWITZ / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
                                Above, King Kameha­meha III Elementary School Principal Ian Haskins on Monday led a tour of the cafeteria at the new temporary facility in Pulelehu, Maui.

    BRYAN BERKOWITZ / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

    Above, King Kameha­meha III Elementary School Principal Ian Haskins on Monday led a tour of the cafeteria at the new temporary facility in Pulelehu, Maui.

Glancing at the new temporary school on a grassy slope in Pulelehua, Maui, casual onlookers might perceive a simple cluster of boxy modular buildings hurriedly erected in just over three months, but Gov. Josh Green calls the school’s rapid construction “a small miracle” in the wake of a disaster, and he and others also see the beginnings of healing and hope. Read more

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