By David Lichtenstein
Teaching and journalism have been the two loves of my professional life over the past 30 years. Now the pendulum has swung back toward teaching as I have accepted a full-time staff position at Molokai High School’s Alternative Learning Center.
I did not want pass up the opportunity to have a positive impact on Molokai’s youth. I look forward to my future as a teacher.
In my commitment to be the best teacher possible, I can no longer stay faithful to the readers of The Molokai News. I will try to write a weekly news story once I have established myself in my new job. Until then, the news service will be limited to freelance submissions and press releases relevant to the Molokai community. In the future, I have a vision of The Molokai News providing a lively platform for the publication of student writing. This will be a great way to show off the skills of Molokai students in persuasive writing, expository writing and research skills.
Although the format is changing, it is still about Molokai. The blog will stay true to its original intent — for Molokai, from Molokai and about Molokai. Soon the stories will be told through the eyes of the youth.
Questions about submissions can be sent by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.