Kahuku student to compete in D.C.
of Kahuku High School won first place in the Youth Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest. She receives a trip to Washington, D.C. to compete on April 28 and 29 for a $20,000 college scholarship. She also won a $200 cash prize and $500 for Kahuku High to buy poetry books.
Cate Browning of Mid-Pacific Institute won second place.
The contest is sponsored by the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts and the Honolulu Theater for Youth.
Two teams from 'Iolani School have won the 2008 Island Insurance Companies Economics Challenge and will represent Hawaii in the Western Regional Competition April 29 for the fourth year in a row. Six high schools competed in the Hawaii Council on Economic Education competition.
Team members included Jesse Franklin-Murdock, Gian Garduque, Leslie Kawano, Michelle Ky, Megan Nakamoto, Jon Fung, Lauren Ige, David Jaress, Reid Kawamoto and Braxton Sato.
David Rasmussen-Silverstein of Mililani is one of 311 young people who have pledged to perform 10 months of public service as part of the AmeriCorps 14th Class of the National Civilian Community Corps. He will spend eight weeks doing environmental work and tutoring at Ambler Elementary School in Pickens, S.C., and help rebuild communities destroyed by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
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