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Introducing Council Member and Recording Secretary Joyce Hirata

February 20, 2010

Recording Secretary, Joyce S. Hirata

Joyce S Hirata graduated from Roosevelt High School’s last English Standard class.

 Hirata attended Emporia State University and did her post graduate course work at UH Manoa and UHH.

 During her professional teaching career Hirata has taught at Waianae High, Kalanianaole Elementary and Intermediate, Hilo Inter and Waiakea Inter.

 A trained physical education, art and health teacher Hirata has also worked as a student activities coordinator and a counselor.

 Married to Harris Hirata the couple has three children and two grandchildren.

 During retirement Hirata volunteers at the Kamana Senior Center, she also enjoys sewing, crafts, golf and playing mah jong.

 Before Title IX came into existence Hirata was a member of the track team that qualified to participate at the national AAU meet.  Also present at the meet was Olympian Wilma Rudolph.

 “Wilma Rudolph won and I didn’t,” Hirata said.

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