Every Memorial Day, the City and County of Honolulu's Department of Parks & Recreation coordinates the effort to place lei upon each gravesite within Punchbowl. To promote the "Sew a Lei for Memorial Day" project, students were challenged to submit original artwork for this poster contest, reflecting the "unique depiction of lei-making activities or ceremonial actions of the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific." With one hundred entries submitted from public and private schools statewide, judges selected junior Grace Hart's "Remember and Honor" piece as the 2nd place winner in the grades 9-12 division.
Grace and Mrs. Fong attended an awards ceremony held at Honolulu Hale on April 19. Winners received a framed certificate, lei, and acknowledgment from the City Council. They also received art supplies and recognition from Mayor Blangiardi. Grace's award-winning poster, as well as 7th grader Addy Shelverton's poster (honorable mention), are displayed on the 3rd floor of Honolulu Hale. Congratulations, Grace and Addy!