Farmers Insurance awards another Hawaii teacher $100,000

on "December 11, 2018 12:42 pm"

Music teacher Zachary Morita was named today as the winner of a $100,000 grant to create a statewide Niu Valley Music Olympic Invitational, thanks to a surge of online votes in the Dream Big Teacher Challenge competition.

 Morita, 33, is one of five winners in the national contest sponsored by Farmers Insurance. He has been teaching at Niu Valley Middle School for 11 years, his entire career.

Mahalo to Farmers Insurance Hawaii for encouraging residents here to vote for the Hawaii teacher finalists. Last year, Stevenson Middle School (Honolulu) teacher Tricia Morgan was awarded $100,000 in the Farmers Insurance program.