Waikoloa teacher receives worldwide honor

  • Sarah Michaelis' custom avatar created for her when she was awarded the Classcraft Innovative Teacher of the Year award.
  • Waikoloa School choir and computer teacher Sarah Michaelis, right, reacts to an avatar poster she received when she was recognized with a worldwide Classcraft Innovative Teacher of the Year award at an assembly on Friday. (Cameron Miculka/West Hawaii Today)

WAIKOLOA VILLAGE — Waikoloa School’s middle school awards assembly gives teachers like Sarah Michaelis the opportunity to recognize students and bestow awards like “quality producer” and “most likely to become president” on some of Waikoloa’s bright stars.