Nanakuli Intermediate and High School recently received new fans for their classrooms with the help of State Representative Karen Awana, District 44 – Honokai Hale, Nanakuli, Lualualei, Maili.
Students collected data daily to determine the temperature in the classroom. During the first week of the 2007/2008 school year, the temperature was 106 degrees during four consecutive days. The temperature did not fall below 92 degrees until October.
As part of a class project to use collected data for real life purposes, the students wrote numerous letters to Rep. Awana, inviting her to visit the classrooms to see and feel the sauna-like conditions in the classrooms. They included with the letters statistics revealing the insupportable temperatures.
Rep. Awana met with school administration and the Parent Teacher Student Association to brainstorm and devise an effective solution to the problem. They were able to secure a donation of ten oscillating fans from City Mill.
Volunteers recently mounted the fans to the walls of the sweltering classrooms over the Memorial Day weekend. It was part of the schools beautification day in which students, teachers and parents cleaned up the entire campus.