2017 Essay, Poster and Video Contest Winners

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2017 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” 2017 ESSAY, POSTER AND VIDEO CONTEST WINNERS”

Essay Division

6th Grade – 1st Place

Grace Timoshchik

Myron B. Thompson Academy

Hawaii: A Future Without Homelessness

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6th Grade – 2nd Place

Brian Li

Punahou School

Better Buildings and Better Communities

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6th Grade – 3rd Place

Llana Lee

Sacred Hearts Academy

Where Did All the Bees Go?

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7th Grade – 1st Place

Abigail Walker

Sacred Hearts Academy

Subject of Essay – Photovoltaic Farms

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7th Grade – 2nd Place

Jadyn K. Pang

Myron B. Thompson Academy

Sustainability: Hawaii’s Future is in Your Hands

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7th Grade – 3rd Place

Seona Chutaro

Sacred Hearts Academy

Solid Waste Management

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8th Grade – 1st Place

Aiya E. Bettinger

Voyager Public Charter School

Maximizing Our Public Education Budget

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8th Grade – 2nd Place

Sarah Fukumura-Sawada

Waiakea Intermediate

Keeping the People of Hawaii Healthy

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8th Grade – 3rd Place

Lucy Chung

St. Andrew’s Priory

Homelessness: Step by Step Relief

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9th Grade – 1st Place

Abigail Macalintal

Sacred Hearts Academy

Stretching the Hands of Time

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9th Grade – 2nd Place

Kealanani Hanson

Kaimuki Christian School

Hawaii’s Homeless Crisis is More than People Without a Home; It’s a Medical Epidemic!

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9th Grade – 3rd Place

Brianna Choy

Sacred Hearts Academy

An Active Life Can Save A Life

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10th Grade – 1st Place

Cynthia Nguyen

Sacred Hearts Academy

Agriculture Within Architecture

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10th Grade – 2nd Place

Anjali Cash

St. Andrew’s Priory

A Bleached Ecosystem is No Ecosystem at All

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10th Grade – 3rd Place

Christy Kwok

St. Andrew’s Priory

Drastic Plastic and Solutions for Less Pollution

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11th Grade – 1st Place

Katelyn Schmisseur

Kaimuki Christian School

The O’hia Lehua Epidemic

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11th Grade – 2nd Place

Olivia Yoshida

Sacred Hearts Academy

Caring for Hawaii’s Kupuna

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11th Grade – 3rd Place

Tiffany Min

Sacred Hearts Academy

Refine the Coastline

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12th Grade – 1st Place

Celine Isabelle Arnobit

Sacred Hearts Academy

Young Voices Deserve To Be Heard

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12th Grade – 2nd Place

Paul McGhiey, Jr.

St. Francis School

Our Future

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12th Grade – 3rd Place

Alana Glaser

Sacred Hearts Academy

Hit Snooze

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Poster Division

Kindergarten – 1st Place

Carson Gourley

Huakailani School for Girls

Save Hawaiian Monk Seals

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Kindergarten – 2nd Place

Florence Vega

Huakailani School for Girls

Recycle Cans

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Kindergarten – 3rd Place

Cameron Spragins

Huakailani School for Girls

Stop Overfishing

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1st Grade – 1st Place

Xiana Megan Dahilog

Kaiulani Elementary School

Stop the Spread of Lungworm Parasites

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1st Grade – 2nd Place

Isaiah Johnson

Nanaikapono Elementary School

Share the Fish or There’s No More Fish

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1st Grade – 3rd Place

Lucas Donahue

Holy Nativity School

Support Local Farmers

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2nd Grade – 1st Place

Cole Aragaki

Waiakeawaena Elementary School

Choose Reef-Friendly Sunscreen to Prevent Coral Bleaching

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2nd Grade – 2nd Place

Kayley Yu

Noelani Elementary School

Plant a Tree Save the Earth

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2nd Grade – 3rd Place

Evelyn Hayes

Liholiho Elementary School

Graffiti to Gardens

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3rd Grade – 1st Place

Hanalei Mexted

Holy Nativity School

Help Our Trees, You Will Help Our Breeze

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3rd Grade – 2nd Place

Anthony Guerrero

Saint Louis School

Hover Cars

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3rd Grade – 3rd Place

Brandon Johnston

Holy Nativity School

Don’t Litter, You’ll Hurt a Critter

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4th Grade – 1st Place

Elizabeth Chee

Awareness is the First Step

Holy Nativity School

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4th Grade – 2nd Place

Kaleo Castro

Ahuimanu Elementary School

Stop Animal Abuse

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4th Grade – 3rd Place

Madeleine Villamil

Sacred Hearts Academy

Protect the Ozone Layer!

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5th Grade – 1st Place

Riley Sola Jones

Momilani Elementary School

Stop Overfishing and Keep the Ocean Clean

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5th Grade – 2nd Place

Watson Ventura

Momilani Elementary School

Stop Water Pollution

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5th Grade – 3rd Place

Paulo Sarbida

Holy Nativity School

Plastic Fantastic?

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6th Grade – 1st Place

Kevin Kalani

Keone’ula Elementary School

Inspire Hawaii with ALOHA

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6th Grade – 2nd Place

Merrick Tambio

Mililani Middle School

Reduce Plastics to Save the Ocean

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6th Grade – 3rd Place

Chloe Zentkovich

Mililani Middle School

Working Together to Build a Better Hawaii

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7th Grade – 1st Place

Reina Moriguchi

Sacred Hearts Academy

Homelessness

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7th Grade – 2nd Place

Kassaundra Sewa-Santiago

Mililani Middle School

Protect Our Watersheds

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7th Grade – 3rd Place

Carly Miyamoto

Highlands Intermediate

Protect & Preserve

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8th Grade – 1st Place

Janelle Megan Carlos

Waipahu Intermediate School

Every Drop Counts

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8th Grade – 2nd Place

Janelle Ramirez

Waipahu Intermediate School

Stay Local

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8th Grade – 3rd Place

Camilla Nguyen

Kapolei Middle School

Support Our Precious Pollinators

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9th Grade – 1st Place

Yeshe Sherpa

Kalaheo High School

Look Up

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9th Grade – 2nd Place

Alyssa Parizal

Mililani High School

Keep the Land Pristine

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9th Grade – 3rd Place

Camille Kealoha Cosma

Saint Francis School

“We Can End It”

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10th Grade – 1st Place

Annabella Murdock

St. Andrew’s Priory

People Aren’t Property

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10th Grade – 2nd Place

Erika Shigeyama

James Campbell High School

Give Love and Touch the Hearts of Many

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10th Grade – 3rd Place

Avianna Morales

Kapolei High School

Many Over Few

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11th Grade – 1st Place

Aimee Morifuji

Mililani High School

Stop Littering

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11th Grade – 2nd Place

Marlena Brotchie

Mililani High School

Save Hawai’i Forests

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11th Grade – 3rd Place

Makana-o-nalani Kiakona

James B. Castle High School

Don’t Let Pollution Consume Our Ocean

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12th Grade – 1st Place

Maya Saneishi

Mililani High School

Watch What You Spray

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12th Grade – 2nd Place

Hannah Gamble

Mililani High School

Protect Hawaii’s Reefs

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12th Grade – 3rd Place

Jack Zuelke

Mililani High School

Stop Corruption, Stop Runoff

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Digital Media Poster Division

6th Grade – 1st Place

Kaya Kramer

Sacred Hearts Academy

If You Help Plants, Then They Will Help You!

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6th Grade – 2nd Place

Diana Lee

Sacred Hearts Academy

Litter is Bitter

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6th Grade – 3rd Place

Cady Chiu

Myron B. Thompson Academy

Malama ‘Aina

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7th Grade – 1st Place

Ethan Lozada

Niu Valley Middle School

Speak Up or Face Pain

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7th Grade – 2nd Place

Valentina Lorenzotti

Niu Valley Middle School

Preserving Our Beaches And Oceans

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7th Grade – 3rd Place

Kailee Kobayashi

Myron B. Thompson Academy

Know Aloha, Show Aloha!

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8th Grade – 1st Place

Sophia Morton

Voyager Public Charter School

The Environment Doesn’t Welcome Your Opala

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8th Grade – 2nd Place

Evan Oshiro

Voyager Public Charter School

Spirit of the Earth

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8th Grade – 3rd Place

Kyoungae Noh

Niu Valley Middle School

You Never Know the True Story If You Don’t Look Deep Into It

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9th Grade – 1st Place

Arianna Tomisato

Aiea High School

Save the Sea Creatures

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9th Grade – 2nd Place

Sydney S. A. Bonsall

Waianae High School

Ohana Means Family

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9th Grade – 3rd Place

Caleb Wood

Kaiser High School

Pollution is Murder, Clean Up Your Trash

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10th Grade – 1st Place

Trevor Komatsu

Moanalua High School

Protect Our Water

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9th Grade – 2nd Place

Brooke-Lynn Rodrigues

Aiea High School

Plenty of Fish!

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9th Grade – 3rd Place

Lainey King

Kaiser High School

Stop Over Fishing

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10th Grade – 1st Place

Shunjiro Horikawa

Kaiser High School

Don’t Ignore. Suppor Them.

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10th Grade – 2nd Place

Peyton Yamamoto

Moanalua High School

Lead Your Life

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10th Grade – 3rd Place

Ernest Tamayo

Moanalua High School

Don’t Wait, Go Train

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11th Grade – 1st Place

Andy Huang

McKinley High School

Switch to Clean Energy

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11th Grade – 2nd Place

George Setik

McKinley High School

Don’t Trash Our Future, Recycle

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11th Grade – 3rd Place

LyRissa Dicion

Waianae High School

What Did You Sleep On Last Night?

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12th Grade – 1st Place

Danelle Vicencio

Sacred Hearts Academy

Landfill Islands

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12th Grade – 2nd Place

Kureha Pambid

Waianae High School

Paradise in Peril

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12th Grade – 3rd Place

Kelli Tamashiro

St. Andrew’s Priory

Funding Comes With A Fee

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Middle School Video Division

1st Place

Ahryanna McGuirk, Tehani Risso-Verdugo

Aikahi Elementary School

Trash Girl

2nd Place

Mark Daniel Visitacion, Tia Capron, Kelly Beesley-Wadzinski, RosaMarie Fletcher, AnnaLeia Colburn

Ewa Makai Middle School

In One Second

3rd Place

Kanoelani Contreras

Sacred Hearts Academy

Stop the Cycle

High School Video Division

1st Place

Zheyang Zhuang, Princess Ortaleza

McKinley High School

Media

2nd Place

Natalie Lacroix, Gabrielle Hackbarth

Mililani High School

Dear You

3rd Place

Jerome Martinez

Waianae High School

Live Another Day

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