Students are Inspired in Hawai'i

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For the third year, The Clarence T.C. Ching Foundation sponsored the “Inspired in Hawai‘i” contest aimed at encouraging students to “dream big and make Hawai‘i a better place.”

Island students in grades kindergarten to 12 used their creative skills to craft posters, essays and videos depicting the theme, and the winners were announced at a ceremony at Kahala Mall on February 27.


2012-2013 Academy Inspired in Hawai'i Finalists

Essay Division Poster Division Video Division
Olivia Britton, '15 Shaylynn Colunga, '23 Ku'uleilani Woods, '13
Raelynn Chu, '17 Tiana Feliz, '18  
Alana Glaser, '18 Laura Gries, '21  
Isabel Lee, '15 Keira Iwamoto, '24  
Janelle Medrano, '16 Madison Iwashita, '24  
Pamela Nishida, '15 Keala Kaaloa, '20  
Julia Oehlers, '18 Yuri Kitabe, '25  
Olivia Ragsac, '13 Sola Nagaoki, '18  
Logan Shiroma, '19 Grace Oshiro, '21  
Sarah Vinluan, '13 Kelly Thieu, '21  

(Photo courtesy The Clarence T.C. Ching Foundation, Derreck Miyahara)