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Mayor Jeremy Harris presented awards to the winners of the Student Memorial Day Poster Contest today (Wednesday, May 12) in his office.  The winning posters are exhibited on the third floor of Honolulu Hale through May 29.  The winners in each grade category are as follows:




First Place

Clifford Alonzo, Grade 4, Kalihi-Waena Elementary


Second Place

Ulysses Bordaje, Grade 4, Kalihi-Waena Elementary


Third Place

Alysha Kurz, Grade 4, Mokapu Elementary


GRADES 5 - 8


First Place

Sun Young Park, Grade 8, Stevenson Middle School


Second Place

Wendelyn Cadelina, Grade 8, Kalakaua Middle School


Third Place

Alyssa Kano, Grade 6, Maemae Elementary





First Place

Dallas Nagata, Grade 12, King Kekaulike High School (Maui)


Second Place

Justin Oasay, Grade 11, Kapolei High School


Third Place

Jannah Lee Faumuina, Grade 10, Kapolei High School


            All winners received a certificate and a roundtrip airline coupon donated by Aloha Airlines to the neighbor island of their choice.  First-place winners will also receive a coupon for a 2-night hotel accommodation donated by Ocean Resort/Queen Kapiolani Hotels.

The winners were chosen from more than 400 entries from public and private schools throughout the state.  The contest judges were Ron Mizutani, Carolyn Nakamura and Dr. Gary Doi.  The artwork of the first-place winners will appear on posters encouraging the public to provide lei to decorate graves at the National Cemetery of the Pacific for the Memorial Day Service.

Fifty thousand lei are needed for placement on the graves of veterans, in memory of their service to our country, at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl, and at all State Veteranís cemeteries for Memorial Day.  The lei are needed on Friday, May 28, and can be dropped off at designated community parks and fire stations on Oahu and the Parks Permit Office in Honolulu.  For information about donating lei, please call 692-5106.

All lei must be made of fresh flowers or ti leaves and must measure 20-24 inches before tying (lei must be tied).  Floral sprays such as ti leaf and anthurium bouquets are also welcome.

Lei donations can be dropped off on Friday, May 28, 2004, at the following locations:

Community Parks (9:00 am - 11:30 am.)

Ala Wai Community Park

Halawa District Park

Makua Alii Senior Center

Waianae District Park

Wahiawa District Park

Waiau District Park

Waipahu District Park

Kaneohe Community and Senior Center

Waikiki Community Center


Fire Stations (6:00 am -12:00 noon)

#6 Kalihi

#12 Waipahu

#14 Waialua

#17 Kaneohe

#18 Kailua

#27 Waimanalo

#34 Hawaii Kai


Department of Parks & Recreation Parks Permit Section (8:00 am -12:00 noon).  Located on the ground floor of the Honolulu Municipal Building, 650 S. King Street.


The Mayorís Memorial Day Service will be held on Monday, May 31, at 8:30 a.m. at the National Memorial of the Pacific.  The public is encouraged to use the shuttle bus because parking at the Cemetery is very limited.  Shuttle buses will operate from the Alapai Express Bus Terminal from 7:15 a.m. to 8 a.m.  Regular bus fares will prevail.  Parking at the Civic Center Parking Lot will be free.  For more information on the Memorial Day Service, please call 692-5725.

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Wednesday, May 12, 2004

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