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Senior Emily Kuwaye makes headlines this summer

August 30, 2018
By KCS Staff

In March, senior Emily Kuwaye was recognized as the 1st place winner in the high school poetry division of the 19th annual Holocaust Art and Writing Contest. As part of her prize, Emily Kuwaye participated in an all-expenses paid study trip to Los Angeles in June. She joined other winners from across the country, touring sites that included the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, the Museum of Tolerance, and the Japanese American National Museum. She also had the honor of meeting Holocaust survivors and hearing their inspiring stories.

As Emily's poem, "Your Memory," was the first entry from Hawaii to receive thisrecognition, she garnered the attention of the local media this summer. Michael Tsai featured Emily's story in his Honolulu Star-Advertiser "Incidental Lives" column (subscription needed to read full article). On July 17, Emily and her mom, Mrs. Watanabe, made an appearance on Hawaii News Now Sunrise.