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Two high school students recognized for their winning "Inspired in Hawaii" entries

February 23, 2018
By KCS Staff

Congratulations to junior Katelyn Schmisseur and freshman Kealanani Hanson! They were recognized as finalists for the Clarence T.C. Ching Foundation’s “Inspired in Hawaii” Essay, Poster and Video Contest. 

For their grade level divisions, Katelyn’s essay, “The O’hia Lehua Epidemic,” earned first place, and Kealanani’s essay, “Hawaii’s Homeless Crisis is More Than People Without a Home; It’s a Medical Epidemic,” received second place. They were also awarded cash prizes of $200 and $125, respectively. The contest encouraged students to “dream big and make Hawaii a better place” by identifying a significant problem in our islands and proposing a creative solution. Katelyn and Kealanani did a great job expressing thoughtful ideas for their selected topics.