||Ele‘ele School a top Achiever
By Dennis Fujimoto | Tuesday, May 4, 2010, 11:45 p.m.
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‘ELE‘ELE — “I like money, but I couldn’t read or write so I couldn’t get a job,” Saki Dodelson said Tuesday morning.
The Tel Aviv immigrant to America said that motivated her and two other ladies to form Achieve 3000, a program to improve a child’s reading and writing level.
She was joined by ‘Ele‘ele School Principal Dr. Liela Nitta; Kaua‘i Complex Area Superintendent William Arakaki; Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr.; Laurie Yoshida, the governor’s liaison; state Rep. Roland Sagum; Clyde Kodani, representing U.S. Sen. Daniel Akaka; and other dignitaries to honor the achievements of the top 20 students at ‘Ele‘ele School.