Eddie Aikau Foundation
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Honolulu, HI 96813

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The Eddie Aikau Foundation is a charitable organization created to share Eddie Aikau's life, contributions and accomplishments while promoting education and the advancement of Hawaiian culture. The Foundation strives to inspire people to develop a strong sense of pride in themselves, their heritage and their community through Eddie's remarkable spirit and character.


"Eddie was a really, really warm-hearted person. Really big heart. He'd do anything for you..."
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2015 Prompt

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The 2015 Essay Contest Prompt is:

It was Eddie Aikau's dream to sail on Hokule'a and share Hawaii's culture and history with others in the World. Although his journey was cut short, the choices he made on that voyage and his courage still inspire us today.

His spirit still travels with Hokule'a on their Worldwide Voyage and their mission of Malama (to care for, protect. preserve) Honua (the Earth, the World), as they seek 'ike (knowledge, understanding, vision) in an effort to save our planet for future generations.

What 'ike do you think Eddie possessed that made him exhibit the 
values of Malama Honua in his life?  Give supporting details and evidence.

What 'ike is important for you to have in your life and actions in order to accomplish the mission of Malama Honua?  Explain your answer with supporting examples.

All 7th through 10th grade students, in both public & private schools,in Hawaii, are eligible to participate and win CASH PRIZES!

Essays may be written in either English or Hawaiian language. Essay submissions must be received no later than Friday, October 16, 2015.


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