Waipahu student wins arts program prize
's drawing titled "The Morning Journey" was named the overall best-in-show in the second annual National Arts Program in Honolulu and won the $300 grand prize. The 17-year-old Waipahu High School student is the son of a city employee.
Other winning entries: Adult Professional -- First Place, Jordan Souza; Second, Yasuko Abeshima, Third, Sandra Clark; Honorable Mention, Yasuko Abeshima, Terry Hildebrand; Adult Intermediate -- First, Robert H. Bannister; Second, Wai Hung Pang; Third, William Luat; Honorable Mention, Jayne R. Kawakami, William Luat; Adult Amateur -- First, Elaine Merry Kam; Second, Antone Perreira; Third, Erika Flormata; Honorable Mention, Amy Kam, Mark Scalzone; Youth, 12-18 Years -- First, Christine Koizumi; Second, Jefferson Young; Third, Emi K. Omori; Honorable Mention, Jennifer Au, Christine Koizumi; Youth, Under 12 -- First, Camelia Lai; Second, Jacob Bee; Third, Ben Shiroma; Honorable Mention, Nicholas Siu-Li, Sarai Uesato; Judges' Choice Scholarship Award -- Christine Koizumi, Nicholas Siu-Li.
Junior Achievement of Hawaii recognized Finance Factors as its Volunteer Organization of the Year. Staff Sgt. Brian L'Esperance, an education and training manager of the U.S. Air Force, was honored for teaching and organizing nearly 20 Junior Achievement programs this year.
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