2016 Essay, Poster and Video Contest Winners

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2016 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, Pacific Basin Communications and Watermark Publishing, and Kahala Mall
THE CLARENCE T. C. CHING FOUNDATION “INSPIRED IN HAWAII” 2016 ESSAY, POSTER AND VIDEO 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 Division

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 Division

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

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