Youths invited to enter art contest
The Hawaii Homegrown Food Network, Breadfruit Institute of the National Tropical Botanical Garden and Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden are presenting Hooulu ka Ulu – Celebrating Breadfruit in Hawaii Youth Art Contest.
The contest is part of the educational outreach associated with the Breadfruit Festival Goes Bananas, which will be held Sept. 29 at the Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden in South Kona. The artwork of first- through third-place winners will be displayed at the festival, and the winners will receive prizes.
The contest is open to all youth artists in first through 12th grades. To qualify, entrants must be full-time residents of Hawaii County and affiliated with a school, home school group or organization. The school or organization needs to prejudge the entries for submission. Each school may submit up to four works of art — one for each division. The divisions are: first through third, fourth through sixth, seventh through ninth and 10th through 12th grades.
The deadline for submissions is Sept. 14. Interested schools should indicate their intent to submit entries by Aug. 9 to Fia Mattice at 896-5122 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contest guidelines and links to content standards and submittal forms are available at breadfruit.info.
Aguirre awarded education scholarship
Western Washington University student Cody Allen Aguirre, son of Gary and Donna Aguirre of Waimea, has received a $1,500 Avis Joanne Stewart Scholarship for the 2012-13 academic year.
The scholarship is awarded to students working toward an education degree through Western’s Woodring College of Education. The student must be in good academic standing.
Aguirre is a sophomore majoring in biology with an emphasis in secondary education. He is a 2010 graduate of Honokaa High School.
N. Kohala youth program receives NOAA funding
Ocean Warriors, the Malama Kai Foundation’s after-school program, was awarded NOAA Bay Watershed Education and Training funding for the 2012-13 school year.
The funding will allow students to enhance their knowledge of watershed science and continue to lead the way in stewarding coastal areas for generations to come.
Coordinated by Elizabeth Pickett and Tom Loomis, Ocean Warriors has enabled students in North Kohala to learn about human and environmental processes along Hawaii’s coasts, and to use this knowledge to protect and preserve key areas through cleanup days, service learning projects and an open space protection effort conducted with multiple community partners.
To learn more, get involved or make a tax-deductible donation, visit malama-kai.org.
Parker School recognizes honor students
Parker School has announced the names of students on its third trimester headmaster’s list and honor roll.
Upper school: Olivia Armandroff, Jaren Ashcraft, Larissa Bolstad-Urquhart, Cody Brown, Jesse Burns, Bailey Calciolari, Carly Cappagli, Rachel Dunn, Paul Gregg, Kira Harada-Stone, Madyson Harper, Stepahnie Janovsky, Kosuke Kume, Shotaro Kume, Mariko Langevin, Lysha Matsunobu, Tyler McCullough, Anna Mortiz, Grant Nair, Kyley Nishimura, Tyler Saito, Mia Scibelli, Lauren Sweere, Jesse Tarnas, Maia Tarnas, Aidan Wharton, Sarah Willey, Marit Winborne, Megan Yost, Hongjin Zhou, Tawny Bright, Alex Guske, Marie Jobes, Evan Kasbeg, Nondi Lampkin, Darcy Mulligan, Michael Note, Aolani Peiper, Luke Potter, Keala Prietto, Isabella Robertson, Joshua Yost.
Middle school: Shelby Alligood, Fanny Arnouts, Lorenzo Arnouts, Nate Biondi, Jaipal Brar, Lucy Callender, Kawena Ching, Riley Decker, Taylor Doherty, Kieran Wiese Gibson, Kevin Grace, Carolyn Hiller, Kirk Hubbard, Erika Kasberg, Julia Lee, Kyra Matsuda, Owen Matsuda, Ben Miller, Alissa Mullin, Marlo Mundon, Sivan Najita, Harmony Ring, Bethany Trusel, Skye Waipa, Dashiell Cotton, Garrett Davis, Julie Gregg, Sophia Kaufmann, Zoe Mercer, Kiana Nakamura, Noeau Simeona, Rachel Thompson, Ryan Touchet, Thea Woodward.