The Hawai‘i Conservation Alliance Foundation, Hawai‘i Conservation Alliance, and Pacific Writers' Connection announced the names of 26 students who were selected to be published in the 2012 My Hawai‘i Story Project Anthology. Students in grades six through eight across the state were invited to submit a creative work — including stories, poems, artwork, or songs — that expressed their perspective on why conserving Hawaii’s environment was important to them.
In 2012, its sixth year, the My Hawai'i Project received 300 creative contest entries from students in nine different schools. The 26 winning entries were compiled into an anthology that was distributed to all middle schools and public libraries in the state.
The students whose works were selected for publication were invited to attend an Awards Ceremony at the Hawai‘i Conservation Conference on August 1, 2012, where they were presented with certificates of achievement and special prizes.
|School||Student – Title|
|Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School||
Teacher: Dina Vento
Sheena Juliano – Stay Green by Staying Clean (2D art)
|Kamehameha Schools – Kapālama Middle School||
Teacher: Renade Kaneakua
Nichole Getz – Hawai'i (song)
Nina Racoma – My Hawai'i Project
Teacher: Christy Mishina
Teacher: Gay Murakami
|Le Jardin Academy||
Teacher: Ivonne Baxter
Maxwell Dunlap – On the Forest Floor
Mikaila Wahl – My Hale My Home
Teacher: Marcia Huber
|Moanalua Middle School||
Teacher: Lisa Montoya
Carly Kajiwara – Home
Teacher: Mie Murakami
Teacher: Donna Wu
|Na‘au: A Place For Learning||
Teacher: Melvin Spencer III
Matthew Murai – Conserving Our 'Aina
|St. Andrew’s Priory||
Teacher: Kaipolani Walsh
Nicole Hatae – The Voice of the Forest
Maia Ito – Sustaining Our 'Aina
Emma Shirai – Imagine
Isabella-Marie Geppert – The Wai In Me
Teacher: Amy Cox
Elizabeth Coleman – Lauele…
Mahealani Daniels – The Scrapbook
Teacher: Cherie Gaither
Angelica Luna – Hawai'i For You And Me
The My Hawai‘i Story Project Anthology is a publication of the Hawai'i Conservation Alliance Foundation and the Pacific Writers' Connection, supported by the Hawaii Office of Planning, Coastal Zone Management Program.
Mahalo nui loa to Hugette Montesinos of DISfunkshion Magazine for the 2012 book design and layout.