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Junior wins first place in "Inspired in Hawaii" essay contest

February 22, 2019
By KCS Staff

Congratulations to junior Paige Yuen! Her essay earned 1st place for her grade level division in the 9th annual Clarence T.C. Ching Foundation “Inspired in Hawaii” Essay, Poster, Digital Media Poster and Video Contest. Paige received a cash prize of $200, as she and high school literature teacher Mrs. Fong were recognized during an awards program on Tuesday evening.

The contest encourages students to “dream big and make Hawaii a better place” by identifying a significant problem in our islands and proposing a creative solution. Paige's articulate, well-researched essay proposes the creation of temporary homes with the necessary resources to aid girls escaping the horrors of sex trafficking in Hawaii. We applaud her effort to tackle this difficult issue and advocate for survivors.