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

Congratulations to the 2018 Contest Winners!

 

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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9th Grade - 3rd Place
Jacob Agcaoili
Saint Louis School
Filling Out The FAFSA
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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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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

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

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