Second grader recognized for outstanding Japanese language skills

Second grader Nicole Barley was presented the Japanese Language Achievement Award on Apr. 16 by the United Japanese Society of Hawaii.  

The award allows teachers to recognize students who have excelled in the Japanese language. Barley’s Japanese teacher, Dr. Sharon Fukayama, chose her for her dedication and hard work in the language.

Barley was the youngest awardee which included students from Punahou, Iolani, Maryknoll, St. Louis and other public schools.

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