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My Hawai‘i Story Project 2008

View the 2008 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 461 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 Andrew Okimura – A Change For Good
Jason Loui – Dangers by Waikiki
Alexandra Masaquel – Something Out of the Blue
Danielle Huang – Hanauma Bay
Zeke Kearns – The Old Man From Manoa
Allie Kim – Mililani ‘Ike
Amane Morigami – Trail of Paradise
Lewe Stanaland – Into the Ko’olau Wilderness
Quinn Cowan – Take Care of Our Hawai’i
Island Pacific Academy Camille Larkins – An Underwater World
Kailua Intermediate School Paris Marie Bell – My Hawai’i
Kiana Ringuette – My Hawai’i
Tanya Haverly – The Only Place for Me
Amber Sam Fong – Regarding the Puaiohi
Emma Drake – Hawai’i
Kapolei Middle School Hillary Oki – The Ocean’s Cry for Help
Ka‘u High & Pahala Toni Beck – Nani’s Adventure
Kula High & Intermediate Minjeong Kim – One Step Towards the Heart of Hawai’i
Mikeala Owen – The Smell of Paradise
Na‘au – A Place for Learning Lance Chee – The Remarkable Seal
Kellie Yamada – Flame Angelfish
Zachary Pang – Rest Upon Me
Tori Lyn Loo – ‘Awikiwiki
Erin Ichinotsubo – Vulnerable Ma’o Hau Hele
Gabriel Iwamoto – Morning ‘Alala

Mahalo to all participating Schools!

Aiea Intermediate School
Christian Liberty Academy
Enchanted Lake Elementary
Ewa Elementary School
Gus Webling Elementary
Hawai‘i Preparatory Academy Hoala School
‘Iolani School
Island Pacific Academy
Kailua Intermediate School Kaimuki Christian School Kamehameha Schools
Kapolei Middle School
Ka‘u High & Pahala Elementary School
Keaau Middle School
Keonepoko Elementary
Kihei Charter School
Kona Christian Academy
Kula High & Intermediate School
Le Jardin Academy
Moloka‘i Middle School
Na‘au – A Place for Learning
Stem Academy KCS
Waimea Canyon Middle School
Webling Elementary

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