KCS is pleased to announce that the Keiki Day edition of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, published on Tuesday, May 9, features the work of five of its students! This special newspaper supports Parents and Children Together (PACT), a local non-profit that has helped Hawaii families in the areas of “early childhood education, domestic violence, family strengthening, behavioral health support, and community building” since 1968.
For this year's contest, students submitted entries centered on the theme "Inspire Hawai'i's Future." Congratulations to grade-level winners Kainoa Kanakanui '34, Noa Termini '34, Makena Holm '26, Noah Sumikawa '25, and Aliyah Kurian '24. The Keiki Day paper published Kainoa and Noa's drawings and Makena, Noah, and Aliyah's poems. According to Leigh Morrison, PACT’s Community Engagement Director, the contest received “hundreds of entries from over thirty-five schools." With five winners from KCS, she also shared the following: “The judges were very impressed with all the entries from Kaimuki Christian School and wanted to pass on that you have a fantastic writing program.” Way to go, Keiki Day creative contest winners!
“How will you make Hawaii a better place through acts of kindness?” This was the question posed to students as they were challenged to "identify an act of kindness and illustrate how it can positively influence and inspire our community." Congratulations to Tytus Ahn '26 and Addy Shelverton '28, who are grade-level winners for the 13th Annual Inspired in Hawaii "Acts of Kindness" Essay, Poster, Digital Media Poster, and Video Contest, sponsored by The Clarence T.C. Ching Foundation. Along with their respective teachers, Mrs. Fong and Mrs. Takahashi, Tytus and Addy were recognized at an awards program held at Kahala Mall Center Stage on February 22.
Addy's "Acts of Kindness" poster, a sweet depiction of simple and small ways to show kindness to others, earned her first place and a cash prize of $200. As an aspiring graphic artist, Addy enjoys drawing cartoon and anime characters in her free time. Through his essay, Tytus powerfully described what he learned through sharing Chris Tomlin’s song “Good Good Father” with his family’s first foster child: “An act of kindness does not have to be a significant, grand action that makes headline news; it can simply be spending quality time with someone.” As the first-place winner for the ninth-grade division, he also received $200. With 1,900 students from across the state submitting entries for this year's contest, we applaud Addy's outstanding artistic talent and Tytus's excellent writing skills!