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Moanalua Elementary media teacher recognized for sharing enthusiasm, creativity with students

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‘Ōlelo Youth Xchange
Norma Gonzalez, right, of Moanalua Elementary School received the Media Teacher Award and was rewarded with two round-trip tickets anywhere Alaska Airlines serves. Daniel Chun of Alaska Airlines on the left.

Hawaiʻi’s first Media Teacher Award was given out this week. Moanalua Elementary School’s Norma Gonzalez, or Mrs. G as she’s known by her students, received the honor from ʻŌlelo Community Media at its 19th annual Youth Xchange Awards Gala.

The award was introduced this year and determined by a combination of votes from students, teachers, school administrators and families. Gonzalez took some time to talk to The Conversation via Zoom, fittingly, this morning.

This interview aired on The Conversation on April 21, 2022. The Conversation airs weekdays at 11 a.m. on HPR-1.

Russell Subiono is the executive producer of The Conversation. Born in Honolulu and raised on Hawaiʻi Island, he’s spent the last decade working in local film, television and radio. Contact him at
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