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Windward Student Honored with Kunimoto Award

Posted on | August 26, 2011 | 1 Comment

Leslie Baker headshot

Leslie Baker, a plant biotechnology student at Windward, has been named the recipient of the Masaki and Momoe Kunimoto Memorial Award for Outstanding Contributions to Career and Technical Education.

Baker is a diligent and motivated student who is always willing to help others. She was a summer student tutor and created a one-day curriculum built around botany/math for students entering 7th grade from Waimānalo, Kahuku and Pālolo. She also volunteered to do research observations and data collection on non-class days and produced excellent, timely lab reports.

She serves as the Botany Club secretary and actively participates in extra-curricular activities on campus such as Hoʻolaulea 2010 where she provided an orchid potting demonstration for children and at the Bioprocessing Medicinal Garden Complex doing weeding, mulching and planting.

Baker’s leadership, enthusiasm and commitment are unwavering.

Baker will be recognized along with other UH award recipients at the annual Convocation ceremony to be held Tues., Sept. 27, 10 a.m. at Mānoa’s Kennedy Theatre. The ceremony is open to the public at no charge, and no reservations are needed. For more information to to the awards ceremony website.