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My Hawai‘i Story Project 2007

View the 2007 My Hawaiʻi Story Anthology

Aloha “My Hawai‘i” student authors and teachers,

The staff and volunteers at the Hawai‘i Conservation Alliance Foundation and the Pacific Writers’ Connection wish to extend our appreciation for your participation in the My Hawaii Story Project. We received 321 entries this year! Our dedicated team of reviewers again found it extremely challenging to choose only 25 for publication in this year’s Anthology.

To all students who participated, mahalo for sharing your creativity with us and we encourage you to continue writing about your connection to, exploration, and understanding of Hawai‘i’s environment. Mahalo also to parents and teachers for their invaluable support.To the 25 students whose poems, stories, and essays are final selections, we offer you our congratulations!

School Student – Story or Poem Title
‘Iolani School Malia Brennan – Lea’s Kokua
Brandon Finger – Polluted Waters
Kienen Koga – Turtle Tales
Anela Minuth – A Life Unknown
Sarah Murayama – A Life at Risk
Cadie Shimabukuro – Problem in Paradise
Tiffany Takeda – Pudge the Puffer Fish
Zalman Bernstein – Malama the ‘Aina
Monique Ishikawa – The “Big Yellow Thing”
Kailua Intermediate School Caitlin Hooker – Beautiful Paradise
Kamehameha Intermediate School Kiara Chong – A Walk Through the Future
Kona Christian Academy Keelee Martin – My Hawai’i
Kula High & Intermediate Colin Berton – A Selection of Haikus on Hawai’i
Amelia Scoyni – The Plants of My Hawai’i
Na‘au – A Place for Learning Jessica Amii – Golden Lau’ipala Drifts
Jamie Higa – The Life of a ‘Alo’ilo’i
Casie Gaza – Stay With Us Forever
Matthew Hino – The Scarlet ‘Ohi’a Slowly Yawns
Sara Ann Ishii – An Endangered Poem
Jacie Okamoto – Song of the ‘Alala
Dylan Pavao – Silent Wawae’iole
Derin Young – Crimson Flowers
Prince David Kawananakoa Middle School Sheena Choy – My Hawai’i
Evon Lee – My Hawai’i
Amber Burgess – My Hawai’i

See the winning stories »

Mahalo to all participating Schools!

Connections Public Charter School
Highlands Intermediate School
Iao Intermediate School
Iolani School
Kahuku Intermediate School
Kailua Intermediate School
Kalakaua Middle School
Kalama Intermediate School Kamehameha Intermediate School
Kamehameha Middle School Ka‘u Intermediate School
Ke Kula ‘O Nawahiokalani ‘Opu‘u
Kealakehe Intermediate School
Kona Christian Academy
Kula Intermediate School
La Pietra Hawai‘i School for Girls
Le Jardin Academy
Myron B. Thompson Academy
Na‘au – A Place for Learning
Prince David Kawananakoa Middle School
Sacred Hearts Academy
Saint Joseph Elementary School
Saint Joseph Junior and Senior High School
Samuel Enoka Kalama Intermediate School
Waimea Middle PCC School
Word of Life Academy

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