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Elementary Principal Recognized by “99 Acts of Aloha”

On Monday, October 15, Elementary Principal Steve Ross was honored with a special certificate and embroidered cap from Route 99 Hawaiʻi’s “99 Acts of Aloha” campaign.

Mr. Ross was nominated for the “99 Acts of Aloha” award by Kimberly Vance, mom of Grade 2 student Jaydon. The goal of the campaign is to highlight 99 acts of aloha by giving recognition to individuals and organizations who share aloha on a daily basis, through small and large acts of kindness.

Ms. Vance, in her nomination letter, wrote of Mr. Ross, “He makes an effort to get to know every elementary student and their family by name. He is outside every single morning as students are dropped off, and there is not a single parent who can say their day isn’t better after his morning greetings.”

“He is so committed to the students having their best experience…you can tell how much he cares about the community and the school,” her letter continued.

Mrs. Charlie Teixeira, co-owner of Route 99 Hawaiʻi, came to campus to present the award to Mr. Ross during the Monday Morning Assembly. Jaydon joined her on stage to give Mr. Ross a lei as Mrs. Teixeira read the nomination letter and presented the certificate and special cap.

We can say without question that Mr. Ross shares acts of aloha with the students, parents, faculty, and staff of IPA every single day. And, like Ms. Vance and Jaydon, we appreciate Mr. Ross. Congratulations on the well-deserved recognition, Mr. Ross!

Principal receiving award on stage.
Mrs. Charlie Teixeira reads the nomination letter to Mr. Ross as Jaydon waits with a lei.
Student gives a lei to principal on stage.
Jaydon presents Mr. Ross with a lei as a show of appreciation.
Group photo after award presentation.
Charlie Teixeira, Steve Ross, Jaydon, and Kimberly Vance.