Eddie's spirit lives on at The Eddie Aikau Foundation. Our event planners and volunteers demonstrate his spirit and carry out The Foundation's mission through direct community involvement. We thank all those who help make our events possible.
2010 EDDIE AIKAU ESSAY CONTEST WINNERS
The Eddie Aikau Foundation, in partnership with the Hawaii Department of Education, is proud to announce the winners of the 5th Annual Eddie Aikau Essay Contest. The contest was open to seventh, eighth and ninth graders around the State of Hawaii and the focus of the competition was the creation of an original essay.
The essay prompt for the 2010 competition is "How were the Hawaiian values of MALAMA (to protect & care for; to serve & to honor ) and PONO (rightness,balance,integrity) reflected in Eddie Aikau’s actions?" Students were asked to describe how these values influence them and the actions they take in their life. Entries were accepted in both English and Hawaiian.
This year's winners are:
7th Grade Division:
1st Place - Stephanie Spear, Niu Valley Middle School
2nd Place - Jonathan Ibanez, St. Anthony Jr./Sr. High School - Maui
3rd Place - Lydia Kim, Niu Valley Middle School
Cristina McLaughlin, Waimea Canyon Middle School - Kauai
QUiana Duarte, Waimea Canyon Middle School - Kauai
8th Grade Division:
1st Place - Malia Hosoi-Gallucci, Voyager Charter School
2nd Place - Ashley Laybon, Kamehameha Schools - Kapalama
3rd Place - Alyssa Purcell, Kamehameha Schools - Kapalama
Micah Summers, Kailua Intermediate School
Shana Dilliner, Kamehameha Schools - Kapalama
9th Grade Division:
1st Place - Kathryn Kelly, James Campbell High School
2nd Place - Jimelle Alviar, James Campbell High School
3rd Place - Phree Betancourt, James Campbell High School
Kristal Kaku, James Campbell High School
Mayumi Fernandez, Kaiser High School
Hawaiian Language Division:
1st Place - Kamalei Ontai, 7th Grade, Ke Kula 'O Nawahiokalani'opu'u
2nd Place - Tema'u Teikitekahioho-Wolff,
8th Grade, Ke Kula 'O Nawahiokalani'opu'u
3rd Place - Kaula Ontai, 8th Grade, Ke Kula 'O Nawahiokalani'opu'u
Kahale Kim, 7th Grade, Ke Kula 'O Nawahiokalani'opu'u
Pomaika'i Iaea, 8th Grade, Ke Kula 'O Nawahiokalani'opu'u
2010 HAWAII OCEAN EXPO
Come join the Aikau Ohana at this year's Ocean Expo at the Blaisedell Exhibit Hall on Saturday, February 27 (9 am to 7 pm) and Sunday, February 28 (9 am to 6 pm).
For More Information Contact: Ms. Linda Ipsen, Eddie Aikau Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org