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My Hawaiʻi Story Project 2018

My Hawaiʻi Story Project 2018

Congratulations to the 2018 Winners!

View the My Hawaiʻi Story Contest 2018 Anthology

Mahalo to all the participating students and teachers!

Kellen Apuna, Reflections From Rare Birds
Kamehameha Schools Kapālama Middle School

Noah Asano, My Hawai‘i
Kamehameha Schools Kapālama Middle School

Leila Baqui, Makana Ola
Kamehameha Schools Maui

Cameron Cornforth, Hamau Ka Leo, A Quiet Shoreline
Innovations Public Charter School

Jaya DeSilva, The Strong ‘Ulu Tree: Ikaika ka ‘Ulu
Kamehameha Schools Kapālama Middle School

Kapua Jay, Becoming My Hawai‘i
Kamehameha Schools Kapālama Middle School

Chase Kamikawa, Hanohano ‘o Maui
Kamehameha Schools Kapālama Middle School

Dustin Kealoha, Where is Our Hawai‘i?
Kamehameha Schools Kapālama Middle School

Alana Kincaid, My Hawai‘i, My Love
Kamehameha Schools Kapālama Middle School

Kaimana Klein, Punalu‘u
Volcano School of Arts and Sciences

Kaydence Lilio, Kauiʻs Place
Kamehameha Schools Maui

Shaelyn Loo, A Stick With A Story
Kamehameha Schools Kapālama Middle School

Mālie Lyman, Life in The Eyes of The Koa
Kamehameha Schools Kapālama Middle School

Mariah Mapa, The Beauty Of Family
Kamehameha Schools Kapālama Middle School

Hālaʻi Napuʻelua, A Blade Of Pili Grass
Kamehameha Schools Kapālama Middle School

Kahala Neumann, A Seed So Small, A Tree So Tall
Kamehameha Schools Kapālama Middle School

Amaia Nihipali-Sabol, I’ve Got Molokaʻi on My Mind
Kamehameha Schools Kapālama Middle School

Payton Oliveria, News of the Nēnē
Kamehameha Schools Kapālama Middle School

Wainohia Peloso, Kekahi Hopena Pule Ma Kaho‘olawe
Kamehameha Schools Kapālama Middle School

Kassidy Pieper, We Will Rise
Kamehameha Schools Kapālama Middle School

Huki Plunket, Jewels of the Forest
Kamehameha Schools Kapālama Middle School

Maile Riddarskjold, The Past Is The Way To The Future
Myron B Thompson Academy

Regan Riley, No ko Mākou mau Kūpuna
Innovations Public Charter School

Moanahiwalani Walker, Ko‘a Coral
Kamehameha Schools Kapālama Middle School

Jaime Wond, Keep The ‘Āina Thriving
Kamehameha Schools Kapālama Middle School

Click here for the Full Anthology

The winners will be presented with awards and prizes at the Hawaiʻi Conservation Conference on July 25, 2018 at the Hawaiʻi Convention Center in Honolulu.

ENTRY DETAILS

The 2018 My Hawai‘i creative writing contest was open to all middle school students (6-8th grade) in the state. Students were invited to submit a story or poem that addressed the theme, “Ulu ka lālā i ke kumu: From a strong foundation grows an abundant future” to align with the 2018 Hawai‘i Conservation Conference theme.

“Ulu ka lālā i ke kumu,” is an Hawaiian ‘ōlelo no‘eau (wise saying) that means, “the branch grows from the tree trunk.” The word kumu can mean foundation, trunk, base, source, and teacher. Lessons learned from our past prepare us for further growth and the evolution of conservation in Hawai‘i.

Entries must tell a story, not simply share information.

PROJECT PARTNERS

The Pacific Writers’ Connection

Hawai‘i Coastal Zone Management Program

Hawai‘i Conservation Alliance

Hawai‘i Conservation Alliance Foundation

Hawai‘i Department of Education

Hawai‘i Department of Land and Natural Resources

– Division of Forestry and Wildlife

– Division of Aquatic Resources

Hawai‘i Environmental Education Alliance

National Park Service

– Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park

Friends of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Pacific Resources for Education and Learning

Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument

Polynesian Voyaging Society

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