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The Clarence T. C. Ching Foundation
“Inspired in Hawaii” 2016 Essay, Poster and Video Contest Winners”

Congratulations to the 2016 Contest Winners!

Essay Division

6th Grade - 1st Place
Kaily Sakai
Sacred Hearts Academy
Protect Hawaii's Coral Reefs
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6th Grade - 2nd Place
Nixelle Sarol
Wahiawa Middle School
The Homeless of Hawaii
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6th Grade - 3rd Place
Tya Hunter
Sacred Hearts Academy
Extreme Prices of Real Estate
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7th Grade - 1st Place
Keyn Isono
Mid-Pacific Institute
Something to "Quack" About
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7th Grade - 2nd Place
Matthew K. Okuda
Waiakea Intermediate School
No Bees, No Hawaii
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7th Grade - 3rd Place
Nathan O'Toole
Hawaii Preparatory Academy
Gun Laws in Hawai'i
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8th Grade - 1st Place
Millard Brown
Damien Memorial School
Food Security in Hawaii
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8th Grade - 2nd Place
Donovan Fujii
Damien Memorial School
Affordable Housing For All
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8th Grade - 3rd Place
Nathan Gonzalez
Damien Memorial School
Hawaii's Schools Need Funding!
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9th Grade - 1st Place
Camille Arnaiz
Sacred Hearts Academy
Changing Cities, Changing Views
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9th Grade - 2nd Place
Lucy Gentry
Sacred Hearts Academy
Marine Debris in Hawaii Nei: Concurrently Create Jobs and Save the Environment
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9th Grade - 3rd Place
Nicole Iwamasa
Kaiser High School
The Decline in Water Supply
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10th Grade - 1st Place
Elise Pililani Kuwaye
Kaimuki Christian School
The Arts in Hawaii
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10th Grade - 2nd Place
Emily P. Kuwaye
Kaimuki Christian School
The Use of Phones in Society
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10th Grade - 3rd Place
Destyn O'Brien
St. Francis School
Correctly End the War on Drugs
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11th Grade - 1st Place
Jade Spallina
Sacred Hearts Academy
Being Better with Books
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11th Grade - 2nd Place
Megan Mattison
Sacred Hearts Academy
The Importance of Life Skills
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11th Grade - 3rd Place
Aliyah Abanes
St. Andrew's Priory
Ugly Fruits and Vegetables
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12th Grade - 1st Place
Megan Backus
Sacred Hearts Academy
Packaging for a More Sustainable Future
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12th Grade - 2nd Place
Zoi Nakamura
Waiakea High School
The White Death
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12th Grade - 3rd Place
Kiana Anderson
Waiakea High School
Pay to Play: A Vicious Cycle
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Poster Divison

Kindergarten - 1st Place
Olivia Ascalon
Holy Nativity School
Everyone Is Special
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Kindergarten - 2nd Place
Aimee Ying
Holy Nativity School
Be Kind To People
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Kindergarten - 3rd Place
Lucas Donahue
Holy Nativity School
Take Care of Our Ocean
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1st Grade - 1st Place
Thomas Liew
Holy Nativity School
Be A Model For Others
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1st Grade - 2nd Place
Hannah Lang
Holy Nativity School
Treat Others The Way You Want To Be Treated!
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1st Grade - 3rd Place
Ayuna Daibo
Sacred Hearts Academy
Keep Our Beaches Clean
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2nd Grade - 1st Place
Serena Cloward
Holy Nativity School
Make A Plea For Our Hawaiian Bee
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2nd Grade - 2nd Place
Jenna Sing
Holy Nativity School
Take Care of Birds
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2nd Grade - 3rd Place
Cassidy Crowley
Aina Haina Elementary School
Ride & Walk More Than Drive
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3rd Grade - 1st Place
Kaleo Castro
Ahuimanu Elementary School
Keep the Ocean Beautiful. Take Care of Sealife.
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3rd Grade - 2nd Place
Bailey Leong
Sacred Hearts Academy
"If You Think A Bird Can See The Difference, It Can't"
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3rd Grade - 3rd Place
Lauren Oliver
Holy Nativity School
Don't Waste Water
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4th Grade - 1st Place
Mioni Bu
Holy Nativity School
Stop Global Warming And Now Start Forming Our Future
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4th Grade - 2nd Place
Kaya Ideta
Waiakea Elementary
Animal Abuse
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4th Grade - 3rd Place
Dylan Campuspos
Holy Nativity School
Protect Our Reefs From Trash
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5th Grade - 1st Place
Ciera Fujiwara
Holy Nativity School
Join The Green Side
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5th Grade - 2nd Place
Maile Koba
Kaumana Elementary School
Our Home Is Not A Dump
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5th Grade - 3rd Place
Lola Poerzgen
Sacred Hearts Academy
Don't Kill Coral; Wear Zinc Sunscreen
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6th Grade - 1st Place
Jazmin Wallwork
Kapolei Middle School
Let's Be Energy Efficient
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6th Grade - 2nd Place
Chrissy Hori
Sacred Hearts Academy
Plant a Seed of Kindness
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6th Grade - 3rd Place
Emma McGuire
Ewa Elementary School
Protect Our Forests And Reefs
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7th Grade - 1st Place
Laie Akana
Kapolei Middle School
Use Barbless Hook To Prevent Injuries
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7th Grade - 2nd Place
Francine Allix Godoy
Maui Waena Intermediate School
Please Keep Our Ocean Clean
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7th Grade - 3rd Place
Juliette Cramer
Sacred Hearts Academy
Local Agriculture
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8th Grade - 1st Place
Cristen Gadicho
Kapolei Middle School
Stop The Spread And Call Out The Pest
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8th Grade - 2nd Place
Alani Calderon
Kapolei Middle School
Sustainability
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8th Grade - 3rd Place
Nicole Agsalda
Wahiawa Middle School
Thank You For Your Kōkua
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9th Grade - 1st Place
Min Yi Chen
James B. Castle High School
Reserve, Conserve, Preserve
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9th Grade - 2nd Place
Bella Nesti
Punahou School
One Man's Trash
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9th Grade - 3rd Place
Alana Nicely
Mililani High School
Keep Our Forests Native Not Invasive
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10th Grade - 1st Place
Marlena Brotchie
Mililani High School
End Over Fishing In Hawaii
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10th Grade - 2nd Place
Rachel Inouye
Roosevelt High School
Put Waste In The Right Place
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10th Grade - 3rd Place
Samantha Tome
St. Andrew's Priory
The Effect Of Rail On Roadways
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11th Grade - 1st Place
Danelle Vicencio
Sacred Hearts Academy
Food Waste
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11th Grade - 2nd Place
June Hee Park
Punahou School
Green Lane
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11th Grade - 3rd Place
Karen Wong
Roosevelt High School
Keep the Sea Free of Debris
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12th Grade - 1st Place
Treslyn Ito
Mililani High School
The Time To Act Is Now, Stop Pollution Today
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12th Grade - 2nd Place
Misha Lawrence
Mililani High School
Establish Community Gardens On Hawaii
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12th Grade - 3rd Place
Spencer Ilagan
Mililani High School
Small Actions Solve Big Problems
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Digital Poster Divison

6th Grade - 1st Place
Maia Moya
Sacred Hearts Academy
Overfishing
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6th Grade - 2nd Place
Katelyn Amine
Sacred Hearts Academy
You're Missing Out
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6th Grade - 3rd Place
Wyatt Imamoto
Momilani Elementary School
Grandma On The Go
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7th Grade - 1st Place
Alexa Stoebenau
Mid-Pacific Institute
Dream of Beautiful Oceans
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7th Grade - 2nd Place
Pohakeaokahokuula Mawyer
Mid-Pacific Institute
Community Gardens
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7th Grade - 3rd Place
Malachai Ah Yo
Mid-Pacific Institute
Want To Go Green? Then Don't Cap Net Metering!
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8th Grade - 1st Place
Katherine Yoakum
Honolulu Waldorf School
Turn Back Time
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9th Grade - 1st Place
Isabella Hartline
Kalaheo High School
Our Wake
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9th Grade - 2nd Place
Jillian Ped
Maui High School
An Act Of Kindness Leads To A World Full Of Brightness
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9th Grade - 3rd Place
Hayley Johnson
Kalaheo High School
Keep Hawaii Beaches Postcard Worthy
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10th Grade - 1st Place
Miriam Ha
Kalaheo High School
Catch Your Trash
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10th Grade - 2nd Place
Harrison Chingon
Aiea High School
It's Not So Appealing When You Can See It
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10th Grade - 3rd Place
Chavis Daguro
Aiea High School
The Fish Need Help
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11th Grade - 1st Place
Yunjung Rho
Moanalua High School
Help The Homeless
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11th Grade - 2nd Place
Marc Lui Maniquiz
McKinley High School
Traffic In Hawaii
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11th Grade - 3rd Place
Shanelle Ancheta
Maui High School
A Fish's Life Under The Sea
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12th Grade - 1st Place
Keaiaimaikalani Kaholoa'a
Moanalua High School
Malama Ike Kai
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12th Grade - 2nd Place
Robin Bucaneg
Waianae High School
Don't Text and Drive
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12th Grade - 3rd Place
Grace Leon
McKinley High School
Save Our Small Businesses
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Middle School Video Division

1st Place
Erin Yoshioka, Erika Tsui

Niu Valley Middle School
"Trashnado"

 

2nd Place
Ethan-Michael Chin-Cornetta, Micah Viernes, Xavier Aki

Niu Valley Middle School
Fishy Facts

 

3rd Place
Tiffany Schreiber

Niu Valley Middle School
Plastic Is Not So Fantastic

 

4th Place
Erica Hallie Sadaba, Alexis Akaka

Ewa Makai Middle School
Homelessness in Hawaii

 

5th Place
Elise Santos, Lynur Transfiguracion, Colin Shimizu

Ewa Makai Middle School
Traffic

 

High School Video Division

1st Place
Jenelle Ho, Cassidy Kansky

Sacred Hearts Academy
Haunted

 

2nd Place
Abigail Calara

Waianae High School
What Goes in the Ocean

 

3rd Place
Karli Murakami, Kaitlyn Aoki

Mililani High School
Live Another Day

 

4th Place
Kailey Hesia-Gouveia, Jazzerine Mayo, Kyla Kaheaku-Dung

Waianae High School
Be The Change!

 

5th Place
Emily Smith

Hoala School
Save the World