2012 Essay, Poster and Video Contest Winners

The Clarence T. C. Ching Foundation

“Inspired in Hawaii”

“Inspired Event – 2012 Essay, Poster and Video Contest Winners”

CONGRATULATIONS to the 2012 Contest Winners!
Click here to view and download photos from the Awards Program, February 27, 2013.

Posters Divison

Kindergarten - 1st Place
Yura Kitade
Sacred Hearts Academy
We Can Show Aloha
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Kindergarten - 2nd Place
Juliana Shi
St. Andrew's Priory
Learning:(a'o): We, the keiki, may we have a full calabash
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Kindergarten - 3rd Place
Reagan Paupe
St. Andrew's Priory
Learning:(a'o): We, the keiki, may we have a full calabash
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1st Grade - 1st Place
Keira Iwamoto
Sacred Hearts Academy
Working Together Hand in Hand
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1st Grade - 2nd Place
Bella Granzella-Gardali
American Renaissance Academy
Plant Trees to Help
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1st Grade - 3rd Place
Madison Iwashita
Sacred Hearts Academy
Care For Our Aina
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2nd Grade - 1st Place
Ella Laird
Holy Nativity School
It's Good to Give!
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2nd Grade - 2nd Place
Shaylynn Colunga
Sacred Hearts Academy
Stop Bullying
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2nd Grade - 3rd Place
Kaiona Alvarez
Holy Nativity School
Donate Time
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3rd Grade - 1st Place
Ethan Chaiko
Holy Nativity School
Super Science: Inventing Ideas for Tomorrow
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3rd Grade - 2nd Place
Lesley Bray-Toguchi
St. Andrew's Priory
Help the Homeless
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3rd Grade - 3rd Place
Blake Campbell
Holy Nativity School
This Is A Warning, Stop Global Warming
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4th Grade - 1st Place
Laura Gries
Sacred Hearts Academy
Which One Would You Choose?
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4th Grade - 2nd Place
Grace Oshiro
Sacred Hearts Academy
Save Us and Recycle Trash
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4th Grade - 3rd Place
Kelly Thieu
Sacred Hearts Academy
Treat Others How You Want To Be Treated

5th Grade - 1st Place
Julian Myriand
American Renaissance Academy
Preserve Our Ocean By Studying It
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5th Grade - 2nd Place
Kara Ushijima
St. Andrew's Priory
Helping the Elderly
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5th Grade - 3rd Place
Keala Kaaloa
Sacred Hearts Academy
Walk, Take the Bus, Ride & Bike
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6th Grade - 1st Place
Kainoa Crimson
Laie Elementary
Be A Super Hero, Use Renewable Energy
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6th Grade - 2nd Place
Eden Uyehara
Laie Elementary
Prevent OTC Drug Abuse
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6th Grade - 3rd Place
Sara Patrick
Saint Francis School
Help Stray Cats
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7th Grade - 1st Place
Tani Dinh
R. L. Stevenson Middle School
Together We Can Make This Place A Homeless Free State
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7th Grade - 2nd Place
Sola Nagaoki
Sacred Hearts Academy
Hawaii's Dream or Nightmare
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7th Grade - 3rd Place
Tiana Felix
Sacred Hearts Academy
If You Abuse, You Lose
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8th Grade - 1st Place
Charles Fox
Honolulu Waldorf School
Making the Right Choices
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8th Grade - 2nd Place
Ella Lacanienta
Kawananakoa Middle School
From Homelessness to Hope: A Tribute to the Legacy of Clarence T. C. Ching
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9th Grade - 1st Place
Michelle Lac
Roosevelt High School
One Step At A Time
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9th Grade - 2nd Place
Suky Zhao
Roosevelt High School
Let It Grow
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9th Grade - 3rd Place (#1)
Kailee Morikubo
Mililani High School
Weeding Out Invasive Species
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9th Grade - 3rd Place (#2)
Ethan Shin
Saint Francis School
Help the Homeless
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10th Grade - 1st Place
Hulita Drake
Saint Francis School
Riding the Tides of Change
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10th Grade - 2nd Place
Roxanne Gonzalez
Mililani High School
Paradise on the outside...Dirty on the inside
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10th Grade - 3rd Place
Elizabeth Sickels
Saint Francis School
Day Care
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11th Grade - 1st Place
Jonnalyn Alves
Saint Francis School
Protection of Paradise
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11th Grade - 2nd Place
Stephanie Balais
Saint Francis School
Stop the Spread of Invasive Species
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11th Grade - 3rd Place
Joseph Pagkalinawan
Roosevelt High School
The Transporter
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12th Grade - 1st Place
Alisha Wheeler
Mililani High School
The Warmth of a Friend
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12th Grade - 2nd Place
Jacoby Cid
Waianae High School
Everything to Lose
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12th Grade - 3rd Place
Schae-Leigh Nii
Waianae High School
It's All On Your Hands
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Essay Division

6th Grade - 1st Place
Logan Shiroma
Sacred Hearts Academy
Launching Young Women for a Better Tomorrow
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6th Grade - 2nd Place
Cameron Hersh

MidPacific Institute
Effectively Coloring Our State
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6th Grade - 3rd Place
Mikayla Wong

MidPacific Institute
Disturbed Homes Underwater
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7th Grade - 1st Place
Julia Oehlers

Sacred Hearts Academy
A Brighter Hawaii
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7th Grade - 2nd Place
Malcolm Davis

Hawaii Preparatody Academy
Your Childhood?
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7th Grade - 3rd Place
Alana Glaser

Sacred Hearts Academy
To Kill An Elepaio Bird
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8th Grade - 1st Place
Jett Cooper

Damien Memorial School
Childhood Obesity: A Growing Problem for Hawaii
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8th Grade - 2nd Place
Raelynn Chu

Sacred Hearts Academy
Fishy, Fishy in the Sea
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8th Grade - 3rd Place
Bridget Barnard

Damien Memorial School
Homelessness
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9th Grade - 1st Place
Summer Corry

Myron B. Thompson Academy
Musical Opportunities For All
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9th Grade - 2nd Place
Janelle Medrano

Sacred Hearts Academy
Pedestrian Safety
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9th Grade - 3rd Place
Skylerann K. M. L. Gorgonio-Wong

Saint Francis School
He Ali'i Ka 'Aina; He Kauwa Ke Kanaka
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10th Grade - 1st Place
Isabel Lee

Sacred Hearts Academy
Making the Bus Elder-Friendly
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10th Grade - 2nd Place
Pamela Nishida

Sacred Hearts Academy
Hawaii: The State That Doesn't Vote
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10th Grade - 3rd Place
Olivia Brittin

Sacred Hearts Academy
Growning as a Community
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11th Grade - 1st Place
Matthew Beattie-Callahan

Iolani School / Jeffrey Hackler
A Healthier Hawaii
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11th Grade - 2nd Place
Lauren Goto

Iolani School
Contributing by Reducing
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11th Grade - 3rd Place
Monique Cadavona

Saint Francis School
For the Love of Art
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12th Grade - 1st Place
Sarah Viniuan

Sacred Hearts Academy
Taking the First Steps
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12th Grade - 2nd Place
Olivia Ragsac

Sacred Hearts Academy
Helping Those Who May Forget Their Way
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12th Grade - 3rd Place
Karelen Takara

Saint Francis School
Be Sustainable and Buy Local
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Video Division

1st Place
Shiloh Bonilla, Keanu Lynn-Goodwin, Austin Kaulia, Jeremiah Talbert, Kersye Kau, Kawika Telles

Waianae High School
Live T.R.A.C.K.

2nd Place
Rachel Reichard

Mililani High School
One Individual (Touch)

3rd Place
Kaila Foltz

Roosevelt High School
Do Your Part

4th Place
Talia Fix McNamara, Elexa Moore, Sung Ho (Alex) Lee, Sophia Roud, Kevin Takayama

Kaiser High School
Save Our 'Aina

5th Place
Ku'uleilani Woods

Sacred Hearts Academy
Faces of the Future