2015 Essay, Poster and Video Contest Winners

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2015 CONTEST WINNERS!

A special Mahalo to the following organizations for their kokua: Hawaii News Now, Honolulu Star Advertiser/Midweek, Honolulu Museum of Art School, aio LLC, PacificBasin Communications and Watermark Publishing, and Kahala Mall
THE CLARENCE T. C. CHING FOUNDATION “INSPIRED IN HAWAII” 2015 ESSAY, POSTER AND VIDEO CONTEST WINNERS”

poster Division

Kindergarten – 1st Place

Saige Imig

Home School

Slow Down at Crosswalks

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Kindergarten – 2nd Place

Crystal George

Sacred Hearts Academy

Be Nice to Everyone

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Kindergarten – 3rd Place

Thomas Liew

Holy Nativity School

Be a Good Friend

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1st Grade – 1st Place

Serena Cloward

Holy Nativity School

Take Care of Our Native Birds

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1st Grade – 2nd Place

Lilinoe Caris

Saint Francis School

Homeless Sweet Homeless

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1st Grade – 3rd Place

Kira Uno

Kapunahala Elementary School

“I Would Prevent Beach Pollution by…..”

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2nd Grade – 1st Place

Charles “Kale” Reeves

Hawaii Baptist Academy

Traffic

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2nd Grade – 2nd Place

Kaleo Castro

Ahuimanu Elementary School

Kids & Pets Friendly Shelter

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2nd Grade – 3rd Place

Taylor Eischen

Our Lady of Good Counsel

Ohana House

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3rd Grade – 1st Place

Sammi Chan

Manoa Elementary School

Water is Running Out!

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3rd Grade – 2nd Place

Sadie Takaki

Sacred Hearts Academy

Cut and Recycle Plastic Soda Rings

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3rd Grade – 3rd Place

Noa Dreyer

Manoa Elementary School

Stop Our Pollution

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3rd Grade – 3rd Place

Noa Dreyer

Manoa Elementary School

Stop Our Pollution

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4th Grade – 1st Place

Kainalu Sylver Kawika Kaahanui

St. Theresa School

Stay Healthy and Wash Your Hands

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4th Grade – 2nd Place

Ruth Montecillo

Waipahu Elementary School

Keep Our Beach Clean

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4th Grade – 3rd Place

Neal Alegado

Waipahu Elementary School

Stop Bullying

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5th Grade – 1st Place

Zylea Etrata

Waipahu Elementary School

If We Work Together

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5th Grade – 2nd Place

Chrissy K. Hori

Ma’ema’e Elementary School

Healthy PIX!

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5th Grade – 3rd Place

Carlee Marcello

Sacred Hearts Academy

Donate for School AC

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6th Grade – 1st Place

Cyrylle Keith Valdez

Kapolei Middle School

Ending Hunger

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6th Grade – 2nd Place

Liam Samson

Kaimuki Christian School

Can You Help Our Oceans?

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6th Grade – 3rd Place

Angelina Pablo

Washington Middle School

Make a Change!

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7th Grade – 1st Place

Branden Paul Pagurayan

Kapolei Middle School

Keep Hawaii Clean by Being Green

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7th Grade – 2nd Place

Aina Endo

Mid-Pacific

Over – Development

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6th Grade – 3rd Place

Angelina Pablo

Washington Middle School

Make a Change!

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7th Grade – 1st Place

Branden Paul Pagurayan

Kapolei Middle School

Keep Hawaii Clean by Being Green

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7th Grade – 2nd Place

Aina Endo

Mid-Pacific

Over – Development

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7th Grade – 3rd Place

Julia Samson

Kapolei Middle School

A True Soul

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8th Grade – 1st Place

Rayla Galvan

Kapolei Middle School

Save Our Precious Pollinaters

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8th Grade – 2nd Place

Maria Sanchez-Perez

Damien Memorial School

Eat Healthy, Live Better

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8th Grade – 3rd Place

Rianne Christel Tangonan

Waipahu Intermediate School

Keep Our Sea Debris Free

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9th Grade – 1st Place

Christian Miguel

Kapolei High School

Housing Solution

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9th Grade – 2nd Place

Sara Patrick

Saint Francis School

Stop Animal Abuse

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9th Grade – 3rd Place

Aulani Garcia

Saint Francis School

Eat Local, It’s Good for You

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10th Grade – 1st Place

Josh Watase

Mililani High School

Less Imports More Local

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10th Grade – 2nd Place

Patricia Miyu Kino

Kalani High School

Gifts From The Heavents

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10th Grade – 3rd Place

Sophia Muus

Kalaheo High School

A Dream of Equality

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11th Grade – 1st Place

Erica Shin

Roosevelt High School

Fighting for Hawaii’s Forests: Stop Deforestration

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11th Grade – 2nd Place

Spencer Ilagan

Mililani High School

Hawaii Fish Protector

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11th Grade – 3rd Place

Charles Fox

University Lab School

Take What You Need, Not What You Can

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12th Grade – 1st Place

Leah Keller

Mililani High School

Spread Awareness: Join the Fight

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12th Grade – 2nd Place

Suky Zhao

Roosevelt High School

Garden Solution to Our Carbon Pollution

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12th Grade – 3rd Place

LeAnn Shiraishi

Waiakea High School

Keep Hawaii Beautiful and Green

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Essay Division

6th Grade – 1st Place

Julian Ibarra

Mid-Pacific Institute

A Place for Many

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6th Grade – 2nd Place

Kescher Nakahara-Akita

Mid-Pcific Institute

Restore Our Oceans, Nourish The Life

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6th Grade – 3rd Place

Keyn Isono

Mid-Pacific Institute

Green People, Greener Life

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7th Grade – 1st Place

May Mon Thein

Mid-Pacific Institute

Don’t Turn A Blind Eye on Kids in Need

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7th Grade – 2nd Place

Anna Shikuma

Honolulu Waldorf School

A Helping Hand

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7th Grade – 3rd Place

Quinn Prine

Waiakea Intemediate School

Farming with Homeless

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8th Grade – 1st Place

Ysabelle Bondocoy

Damien Memorial School

The Tooth Decay in Hawaii’s Children

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8th Grade – 2nd Place

Micah Chung

Damien Memorial School

No More Homeless

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8th Grade – 3rd Place

Katelyn Onzuka

Damien Memorial School

Keeping Kalaupapa Sacred

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9th Grade – 1st Place

Mya Hunter

Trinity Christian School

Kai to Wakea

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9th Grade – 2nd Place

Audrie Lau

Sacred Hearts Academy

Imported Food & Increasing Local Farming

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9th Grade – 3rd Place

Adam Hu

Trinity Christian School

Shine Like The Stars

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10th Grade – 1st Place

Sean Callahan

Iolani School

Bikiing Towards A Brighter Future

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10th Grade – 2nd Place

Catlynn Nguyen

Sacred Hearts Academy

The Homeless Community in Hawaii

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10th Grade – 3rd Place

Edwin Zheng

Saint Francis School

Homelessness

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11th Grade – 1st Place

Emily Yang

Kalani High School

Proactive Support to Prevent

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11th Grade – 2nd Place

Daniel Healy Jr.

Iolani School

Luxury vs. Affordable Housing

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11th Grade – 3rd Place

David Murray

Saint Francis School

Mental Illness: An Unfortunate Truth

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11th Grade – 1st Place

Emily Yang

Kalani High School

Proactive Support to Prevent

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11th Grade – 2nd Place

Daniel Healy Jr.

Iolani School

Luxury vs. Affordable Housing

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11th Grade – 3rd Place

David Murray

Saint Francis School

Mental Illness: An Unfortunate Truth

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12th Grade – 1st Place

Ana Bitter

Waiakea High School

Sustainable by Design

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12th Grade – 2nd Place

Jason Yim

Kalani High School

Malama Ka Aina

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12th Grade – 3rd Place

Madeline Bernstein

Kaiser High School

Washing Away (And Using Operant Conditioning to Stop It)

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12th Grade – 1st Place

Ana Bitter

Waiakea High School

Sustainable by Design

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12th Grade – 2nd Place

Jason Yim

Kalani High School

Malama Ka Aina

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12th Grade – 3rd Place

Madeline Bernstein

Kaiser High School

Washing Away (And Using Operant Conditioning to Stop It)

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Video Division

1st Place

Jenna Perry, Bethany Scott, Lynzie Dicion and Shane Ader

Waianae Intermediate School

Don’t Shatter Your Online Image

2nd Place

Roxanne Kate Agtang, Jada Chang, Sydney Dempsey, Jordyn Paa and Shanell Pugal

Maui High School

The Real Monster

3rd Place

Haylee Bennett, Naomi Garcia and Jenelle Ho

Sacred Hearts Academy

Better Than Your Yesterday

4th Place

Kasey Emoto

Kauai High School

Don’t Be Toast

5th Place

Amee Neves, Kristyn Kailewa and Jordyn Gerard Watkins-Oka

Waianae Intermediate School

Smoking Kills

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