For the first time in its 42 year history, the Pacific Circle Consortium is hosted on Guam and is wrapping up today.

Over 150 participants from the CNMI, Japan, Hawaii, and New Zealand joined the event, themed "Connecting Past and Present: Educating Across Generations."

"It was a great combination of academia and traditional scholars and practitioners talking about why it is important to have some sort of cultural identity on the island," Education Specialist with Guam Pacific Historic Parks Nicole Calvo said. And involving that in the Western concept of education."

The consortium will posthumously award the 2019 Peter Brice Award to Agueda Iglesias Johnston for her work as a civic leader and educator.