The 22 winners of the 2016 Eddie Aikau Essay Contest are as follows. We would like to thank all of the students who participated, from the both the private and public schools, totalling over 400 essays which were judged on Saturday, October 1, 2016. The awards ceremony will be held on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at the Waikiki Elks Club.

 

Grade Place Student Teacher School
7
1st - Tie
Michael Chen
Karen Kutsunai & Lessley Davis
Kailua Intermediate
 
1st - Tie
Riley Coyle
Karen Kutsunai & Lessley Davis
Kailua Intermediate
3rd
Kapua Coon
Mary Anna Grimes
Sacred Hearts School - Maui
Honorable Mention
Taylor Outtrim
Mr. Budenholzer & Mrs. Graff
Kailua Intermediate
Honorable Mention
Amelie Ambler
Karen Kutsunai & Lessley Davis
Kailua Intermediate
8
1st
Jiratchaya Zine Limpakun
Julie Camarilo & Nicole Anakalea
Hawaii Preparatory Academy
2nd
Nicholas Barrick
Julie Camarillo & Nicole Anakalea
Hawaii Preparatory Academy
3rd
Ashley Outtrim
Leslie Ringuette
Kailua Intermediate
Honorable Mention
Jessi Sohriakoff
Julie Camarillo & Nicole Anakalea
Hawaii Preparatory Academy
 
Honorable Mention - Tie 2
Brooke Gagnon
Mary Anna Grimes
Sacred Hearts School - Maui
Honorable Mention - Tie 2
Ashlyn Nakashima
Leslie Ringuette
Kailua Intermediate
9
1st
Mika Ishiii
Scott Melemai
Kalani High School
2nd
Brian Cox
Raymond Abregano
Saint Louis School
3rd
Isaac Silva
Raymond Abregano
Saint Louis School
Honorable Mention
Mara Galeai
Lorna Baniaga-Lee
James Campbell High School
Honorable Mention
Charley Hedgepeth
Ava Limoz
Pearl City High School
10
1st
Lei Aloha Batungbacal
Joseph Porec
Pearl City High School
2nd
Tyra Afoz
Joseph Porec
Pearl City High School

3rd

Kira Gatiuan
Elizabeth Gianfrancisco
Myron B Thompson
 
Honorable Mention
Kylee Wasano
Joseph Porec
Pearl City High School
 
Honorable Mention
Matthew Takai
Joseph Porec
Pearl City High School
Hawaiian Language
1st
Koloikaeo Anthony
Frank Damas
Kamehameha Schools - Kapalama