2018 Essay, Poster, Digital Media Poster and Video Contest Winners

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2018 CONTEST WINNERS!
A special Mahalo to the following organizations for their kokua: Anthology Group, Hawaii News Now, Honolulu Magazine, Honolulu Museum of Art School, Honolulu Star-Advertiser/Midweek, Kahala Mall, PBS Hawaii, and Watermark Publishing

Essay Division

6th Grade – 1st Place

Tia Peter

Myron B. Thompson Academy

Restoring the Beauty

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6th Grade – 2nd Place

Sophia Rostron

Sacred Hearts Academy

Just Keep Swimming?

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6th Grade – 3rd Place

Sarah Montoni

Myron B. Thompson Academy

Plastic: A Threat to Hawaii Life

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7th Grade – 1st Place

Nathaniel Burness

Damien Memorial School

Junk Cars: What They’re Doing to Our Islands

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7th Grade – 2nd Place

Quincy Coullahan

Mililani Middle School

Hawaiian Monk Seals on the Road to Becoming Extinct

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7th Grade – 3rd Place

Jorrin Ikeno

Damien Memorial School

Making Housing Prices Reasonable

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8th Grade – 1st Place

Nicholas Rios

Damien Memorial School

The Problem with Poop

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8th Grade – 2nd Place

Christine Lim

Punahou School

“Bee”hind the Scenes of Hawaii

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8th Grade – 3rd Place

Kaily Sakai

Punahou School

Take A Bite Out Of Animal Abuse

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9th Grade – 1st Place

Kammi Nguyen

Sacred Hearts Academy

Leaving Our Mark On State Parks: Improving Our Public Parks For The Better

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9th Grade – 2nd Place

Ayla Hakikawa

Sacred Hearts Academy

The Importance of Awareness: Slowing Rapid ʻOhiʻa Death

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10th Grade – 1st Place

Abigail Macalintal

Sacred Hearts Academy

Emergency Alert: Hurricane Warning This Area

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10th Grade – 2nd Place

Alyse Glaser

Sacred Hearts Academy

Vaporizing the Future

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10th Grade – 3rd Place

Sarah Tamashiro

Sacred Hearts Academy

Avoiding (Traffic) Death on a Daily Basis

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11th Grade – 1st Place

Paige Yuen

Kaimuki Christian School

Housing for Minors Escaping Hawaii’s Most Horrific Industry: Sex Trafficking

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11th Grade – 2nd Place

Jenna Shigezawa

St. Andrew’s Schools

Waves of Awareness

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11th Grade – 3rd Place

Melissa Kang

St. Andrew’s Schools

Using Micro-Units to Solve the High Housing Problem in Hawaii

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12th Grade – 1st Place

Tiffany Ng

Sacred Hearts Academy

Where is the Doctor?

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11th Grade – 2nd Place

Jenna Shigezawa

St. Andrew’s Schools

Waves of Awareness

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11th Grade – 3rd Place

Melissa Kang

St. Andrew’s Schools

Using Micro-Units to Solve the High Housing Problem in Hawaii

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12th Grade – 1st Place

Tiffany Ng

Sacred Hearts Academy

Where is the Doctor?

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12th Grade – 2nd Place

Kennedy Kamaile Hanohano

St. Andrew’s Schools

Comfort in the Commute

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12th Grade – 3rd Place

Emily Truong

Sacred Hearts Academy

What a Waste

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Poster Division

Kindergarten – 1st Place

Alexander Liew

Holy Nativity School

Stop Trash

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Kindergarten – 2nd Place

Sam Jorgensen

Holy Nativity School

Save the Bees

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Kindergarten – 3rd Place

Ren Aragaki

St. Joseph Elementary School

Widen Your Eyes

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1st Grade – 1st Place

Chasen Butler

Holy Nativity School

Oil Surf

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1st Grade – 2nd Place

Wakana Matsuura

Sacred Hearts Academy

Eat Local

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1st Grade – 3rd Place

Avish Arzaga

Kaiulani Elementary School

Let’s Stop the Damaging Effects of Plastics

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2nd Grade – 1st Place

Anna Kang

Liholiho Elementary School

Make Hawaii A Better Place!

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2nd Grade – 2nd Place

Olivia Ascalon

Holy Nativity School

Love Being You

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2nd Grade – 3rd Place

Lily Kau

Holy Nativity School

Don’t Play With Fire

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3rd Grade – 1st Place

Aariah Goo

Pohakea Elementary

Educate To Perpetuate

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3rd Grade – 2nd Place

Claire Pinkerton

Sacred Hearts Academy

Don’t Leave Your Nets In The Water!

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3rd Grade – 3rd Place

Sophia Yu

Holy Nativity School

Great Schools

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4th Grade – 1st Place

Dana Dela Cruz

Kanoelani Elementary

Keep Hawaii Healthy

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4th Grade – 2nd Place

Laʻakea Smith

Ahuimanu Elementary School

No Child Abuse

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4th Grade – 3rd Place

Dylann Neyer

Manana Elementary

Protect Native Species

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5th Grade – 1st Place

Kaleo Castro

Ahuimanu Elementary School

Using Plastic Equals Eating Plastic

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5th Grade – 2nd Place

Elia Hakikawa

Sacred Hearts Academy

Use Zinc Oxide

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5th Grade – 3rd Place

Mikayla Macaluso

Holy Nativity School

Respect It & Protect It

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6th Grade – 1st Place

Aileen Kang

Punahou School

Reduce Straws, Use Your Cups!

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6th Grade – 2nd Place

Erin Lam

Waikele Elementary School

Stop Traffic Congestion, Carpool

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6th Grade – 3rd Place

Eva Hand

Holy Nativity School

Don’t Do It! Don’t Drink and Drive, Drive Careful, Stay Alive

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7th Grade – 1st Place

Ryan E. Handa

Myron B. Thompson Academy

Malama Aina by Protecting our Surrounding Environment

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7th Grade – 2nd Place

Merrick Tambio

Mililani Middle

Have Compassion for Each Other

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7th Grade – 3rd Place

Waverly Tanouye

Kapolei Middle School

Support Our Local Economy

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8th Grade – 1st Place

Carly Miyamoto

Highlands Intermediate

Disconnect to Reconnect

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8th Grade – 2nd Place

Katerina Im

Punahou School

The Use of Fossil Fuels in Hawaii

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8th Grade – 3rd Place

Ariana Oshiro

Sacred Hearts Academy

Junk Cars Ruin the Beauty of Our Islands

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9th Grade – 1st Place

Kaianna Kaneshiro

Mililani High School

Help Stop Depression in Hawaii

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9th Grade – 2nd Place

Emi Okazaki

Mililani High School

Give Back To Those In Need

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9th Grade – 3rd Place

Isabella Jameson

Mililani High School

Protect Our Native Species

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10th Grade – 1st Place

Kayden Kimble

Kapolei High School

The Sea Turtles On Our Island

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10th Grade – 2nd Place

Aina Endo

Myron B. Thompson Academy

It’s Okay Not To Be Okay (Hawaii Mental Health Issue)

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10th Grade – 3rd Place

Tiaʻrei Fesagaiga-Yagin

Mililani High School

Don’t Bully! Show Aloha

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11th Grade – 1st Place

Thomas W. DeCoito

Waiakea High School

Reduce the Spread of Rapid ʻOhiʻa Death

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11th Grade – 2nd Place

Ruby O’Malley

Kaiser High School

Help Hawaii’s Mentally Ill Teenagers

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11th Grade – 3rd Place

Thanh Trang Phan Luu

Roosevelt High School

A Ray of Hope

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12th Grade – 1st Place

Arri Lei Javier

Moanalua High School

The Wind, The Sun, Our Energy

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12th Grade – 2nd Place

Marlena Brotchie

Mililani High School

Protect Native Species: Remove Invasive Fish

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12th Grade – 3rd Place

Jacinda Chen

Roosevelt High School

Don’t Be Bitter, Stop The Litter

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Digital Media Poster Division

6th Grade – 1st Place

Melissa Kaanoi

Sacred Hearts Academy

Eat Well To Live Well

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6th Grade – 2nd Place

Gabriella Abrew

Sacred Hearts Academy

Handle With Care. Plastic Is Everywhere

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6th Grade – 3rd Place

Tehya Ordonez

Sacred Hearts Academy

The Only Bad Workout Is No Workout

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7th Grade – 1st Place

Connor DeRyke

Niu Valley Middle School

Stop Smoking

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7th Grade – 2nd Place

Megan Wong

Niu Valley Middle School

No Smoking

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7th Grade – 3rd Place

Ava Carnaggio

Niu Valley Middle School

Suicide Awareness

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8th Grade – 1st Place

Monica Reyes

Myron B. Thompson Academy

Aloha Spirit

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8th Grade – 2nd Place

Reina Visaya

Niu Valley Middle School

Ocean Plastic Pollution

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8th Grade – 3rd Place

Ailee Keppel

Niu Valley Middle School

Say NO To Plastic Straws

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9th Grade – 1st Place

Jayceliah Westbrook-Cueto

Waianae High School

Don’t Let Drugs Control You

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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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10th Grade – 2nd Place

Alyssa Jimenez

Aiea High School

Stop and Save

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10th Grade – 3rd Place

Cristen Gadicho

Kapolei High School

Avoid Oxybenzone

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11th Grade – 1st Place

Justyn Kailewa

Waianae High School

Texting Can Wait…Life Can’t

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11th Grade – 2nd Place

Aimee Toyama

Moanalua High School

Be A Hero

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11th Grade – 3rd Place

D’Earcy Davis

Aiea High School

Future of Hawaii

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12th Grade – 1st Place

Celena Carlsberg

Roosevelt High School

Don’t Leave Bees “Beehind”

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12th Grade – 2nd Place

Qianman Wan

McKinley High School

We Live In An Hourglass

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12th Grade – 3rd Place

Jeida Ostrowski

Moanalua High School

Butts In Our Food

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Middle School Video Division

1st Place

Kamalani Doctor, Oriana Tremaine

Kealakehe Intermediate School

Stop Trafficking

2nd Place

Zoey Daida

Myron B. Thompson Academy

Mental Health in Hawaii

3rd Place

Aiden Schutte, Kaninaualii Akana

Kealakehe Intermediate School

Save Our Reefs

High School Video Division

1st Place

Kendall Scott

Mililani High School

Small Changes

2nd Place

Kirsten Aoyagi

Sacred Hearts Academy

Bruised

3rd Place

Ha “Summer” Nguyen

Saint Francis School

Change a Straw, Save a Life

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