The 18 winners of the 2015 Eddie Aikau Essay Contest are as follows. We would like to thank all of the students who participated, from the both the private and public schools, totalling over 200 complete essays which were judged on Saturday, October 17, 2015. The awards ceremony will be held on Sunday, November 15, 2015 at the Waikiki Elks Club.

 

Grade Place Student Teacher School
7
1st
Kathleen Clarke
Karen Kutsunai & Lessley Davis
Kailua Intermediate
2nd
Mia StarrFrank
Karen Kutsunai & Lessley Davis
Kailua Intermediate
3rd
Nanealani Akemi Satterfield
Richelle M. Fujioka
Punahou School
Honorable Mention
Erika Ramos Lagunas
Mary Anna Enriquez
Sacred Hearts School - Maui
Honorable Mention
Joslyn Hanoa
Karen Kutsunai & Lessley Davis
Kailua Intermediate
8
1st
Lola Mandell
Shari Jumalon
West Hawaii Explorations Academy- Kailua-Kona
2nd
Grace Devane
Mary Anna Enriquez
Sacred Hearts School - Maui
3rd
Amber Kamaka
Lisa McWhorter
Kailua Intermediate
Honorable Mention
Ana Henderson
Julie Camarillo
Hawaii Preparatory Academy - Kamuela
Honorable Mention
Quinn Williams
Shari Jumalon
West Hawaii Explorations Academy - Kailua-Kona
9
1st
Kira Gatiuan
Jacey Waterhouse
Myron B. Thompson Academy
2nd
Aeron-Justin Bali
Raymond Abregano
Saint Louis School
3rd
Esther Park
Lorna Baniaga-Lee
James Campbell High School
Honorable Mention
Cole Kashimoto
Ramond Abregano
Saint Louis School
Honorable Mention
Cody Y.K. Noh
Rmond Abregano
Saint Louis School
10
1st
Nicole Saito
Marion Lyman-Mersereaux
Punahou School
2nd
Kaela Teho
Jan Miyahira
Kalani High School
3rd
Brandon Loo
Ayesha Ishihara
Kapolei High School