Young artists honor the humpback


POSTED: Monday, June 01, 2009

Winners have been announced in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary children's art contest.

More than 570 pieces of art, poems and short stories were reviewed by judges who work in the area of marine conservation, in recognition of Humpback Whale Awareness Month.

Winners in the art category were split into five divisions; poetry had two divisions, and short stories were accepted from students in all grade levels.

All entrants became members of the “;Ocean Guardian Kids Club.”; Winning students also won prizes from Oceanic, the Hanauma Bay Gift shop, Waikiki Aquarium and the sanctuary.







        First: Benicia Palmer-Lasky, Lanikai Elementary

        Second: Ingus Stegis, Kamiloiki Elementary

        Third: Devyne Noel Brooks, Kamaile Academy

        Grade 1

        First: Tori Takai, Na'au

        Second: Lehua Roland, Lanikai Elementary

        Third: Luke Miyamoto, Na'au

        Grades 2 to 3

        First: Nate Barton, Grade 3, Lanikai Elementary

        Second: Angelina Lele, Grade 2, Moanalua Elementary

        Third: Jornedex Alidon, Grade 3, Waialua Elementary

        Grades 4 to 5

        First: William Wong Jr., Grade 5, Innovations Public Charter, Big Island

        Second: Raellis Young, Grade 4, Hokulani Elementary

        Third: Richard Aiwohi-Kim, Grade 5, Palolo Elementary

        Grade 6 to 8

        First: Tokino Sprinter, Grade 7, Kapolei Middle

        Second: Shelby Ladra, Grade 7, Na'au

        Third: Tabitha Grace-Stroud, Grade 6, Kealakehe Intermediate, Big Island

        Kindergarten to Grade 4
        First: Dylan Lipps, Grade 2, Sunset Beach Elementary
        Second: Oliver Hanley, Grade 2, Sunset Beach Elementary
        Third: Karly Noetzel, Grade 3, Hawaii Preparatory Academy, Big Island
        Grade 5 to 8
        First: Reyna May Shumway, Grade 6, Laie Elementary
        Second: Gabrielle Salsman, Grade 5, Mokapu Elementary
        Third: Lance Chee, Grade 8, Na'au


        Kindergarten to Grade 8
        First: Maile Fediuk, Grade 2, Holualoa Elementary, Big Island
        Second: Kathryn Kuhar, Grade 5, Holomua Elementary
        Third: Kiari Orian, Grade 6, Laie Elementary







        Poems and stories