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HPA receives $70,000 grant from First Hawaiian Bank Foundation

Harold Hughes (left), vice president and area manager at First Hawaiian Bank - Kamuela Branch, and Vicki Hasty, vice president of First Hawaiian Bank Business Banking and Team Leader West Side of the Island of Hawaii, present a check to Hawaii Preparatory Academy's Keawe Liu, assistant headmaster for external relations, and Lindsay Barnes (right), headmaster. The group is pictured in front of one of the school's two new buses purchased with grant funds from the First Hawaiian Bank Foundation.

Harold Hughes (left), vice president and area manager at First Hawaiian Bank - Kamuela Branch, and Vicki Hasty, vice president of First Hawaiian Bank Business Banking and Team Leader West Side of the Island of Hawaii, present a check to Hawaii Preparatory Academy's Keawe Liu, assistant headmaster for external relations, and Lindsay Barnes (right), headmaster. The group is pictured in front of one of the school's two new buses purchased with grant funds from the First Hawaiian Bank Foundation.

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WAIMEA, Island Of Hawaii—Hawaii Preparatory Academy (HPA) has received a $70,000 grant from the First Hawaiian Bank Foundation, according to an announcement today by HPA Headmaster Lindsay R. Barnes, Jr.

The grant was used to purchase two buses that will transport HPA students to their many off-campus activities.

“This generous grant by the First Hawaiian Bank Foundation could not come at a more opportune time,” said Barnes. “The grant will contribute greatly to the safety of our student transportation operations and enhance our educational program as we offer our young people opportunities to participate in many events and activities around the island on a weekly basis. We extend our deepest appreciation to everyone connected with the First Hawaiian Bank Foundation.”

“We are proud to be supporting Hawaii Preparatory Academy’s efforts to provide its students with access to educational opportunities in the community,” said Bob Harrison, First Hawaiian Bank’s president and chief operating officer. “There is a great deal of learning done outside of a traditional classroom setting that can have a very positive effect on a child’s education.”

First Hawaiian Bank and its Foundation have a long history of supporting Hawaii Preparatory Academy; the first gift of $26,000 was presented to the school in 1957. First Hawaiian Bank and its Foundation have provided consistent support to many regular HPA events over the years, such as the annual Headmaster’s Golf Tournament and biennial Scholarship Auction. Since 1989, the Bank and its Foundation’s overall contributions to the school have exceeded $250,000.

Founded in 1949, Hawaii Preparatory Academy is a coeducational, college-preparatory boarding and day school offering a full range of academic and extracurricular opportunities for 606 students in grades K-12 and post-graduate. HPA offers a boarding option for students in grades 6-12 and draws its diverse student body from the Hawaiian Islands, 17 other states and U.S. territories, and 18 other countries.

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