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Mayor Mufi Hannemann presented awards to the winners of the Student “Sew a Lei for Memorial Day” Poster Contest today (Wednesday, May 11) in his office.  The winning posters are exhibited on the third floor of Honolulu Hale through May 31.  The winners in each grade category are as follows:

DIVISION:  Kindergarten - Grade 4

First Place - Nicholas Simon, Pa'auilo Elementary (Hawaii), 4th Grade


Second Place - Bailey Slevin, Pa'auilo Elementary (Hawaii), 1st Grade


Third Place - Keani Shirai, Waiakeawaena School (Hawaii), 4th Grade


Honorable Mention

Kela Jose, Pa'auilo Elementary (Hawaii), 2nd Grade

Alissa Uyeda, Kanoelani Elementary, 4th Grade

Ilaf Yoosuf, Kalei'opu'u Elementary, 4th Grade

Taimane Passi, Kalihi Waena, 4th Grade

Reymart Rosario, Kanoelani Elementary, 4th Grade

Joseph-John Pascua, Pearl City Highlands Elementary, 2nd Grade


DIVISION: Grades 5 - 8

First Place - Ayako Linden, Our Redeemer Lutheran School, 8th Grade


Second Place - Tracie Tsujioka, Stevenson Middle School, 7th Grade


Third Place - Elvie Alob, Kalakaua Middle School, 8th Grade


Honorable Mention

Karen Shiu, Stevenson Middle School, 7th Grade

KeiLee Rivera, Alvah Scott Elementary, 6th Grade

Shelby Hao-Tamon, Alvah Scott Elementary, 6th Grade

Woori Bae, Stevenson Middle School, 7th Grade

Daryl Day Sagucio, Ele'ele School (Kauai), 6th Grade

Michelle Kwock, Stevenson Middle School, 8th Grade



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DIVISION: Grades 9 - 12

First Place - Merry Pham, Farrington High School, 12th Grade


Second Place - Krystal Patterson, Kalani High School, 11th Grade


Third Place - Bronson Salmon, Waianae High School, 12th Grade


Honorable Mention

Tamari Miyashiro, Kalani High School, 12th Grade

Dara Waialae, Kalani High School, 12th Grade

Breana Pakele, King Kekaulike High School (Maui), 9th Grade

Jan Takamatsu, Campbell High School, 9th Grade

Shantel Tangaro Waianae High School, 11th Grade

Fabian Meacham, Waianae High School, 12th Grade


            All winners received a certificate and two roundtrip airline coupons donated by Aloha Airlines to the neighbor island of their choice.

The winners were chosen from more than 602 entries from public and private schools throughout the state.  The contest judges were Ron Mizutani, Carolyn Nakamura and Dr. Gary Saito.  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 Veteran’s cemeteries for Memorial Day.  The lei are needed on Friday, May 27, and can be dropped off at designated community parks and fire stations on Oahu, the Parks Permit Office in Honolulu, and at Kapolei Hale Room 309.  Loose plumeria flower will also be accepted on Thursday, May 26 at the same locations.  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 27, and loose plumeria on Thursday, May 26, at the following locations:

Community Parks (9:00 am - 11:30 am.)                            Fire Stations (6:00 am -12:00 noon)

Ala Wai Community Park                                                      #6 Kalihi

Halawa District Park                                                              #12 Waipahu

Makua Alii Senior Center                                                      #14 Waialua

Waianae District Park                                                            #17 Kaneohe

Wahiawa District Park                                                           #18 Kailua


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Waiau District Park                                                                #27 Waimanalo

Waipahu District Park                                                            #34 Hawaii Kai

Kaneohe Community and Senior Center

Waikiki Community Center

Kapolei Hale Room 309


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 Mayor’s Memorial Day Service will be held on Monday, May 30, 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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            Poster Contest - Alex Ching at the Department of Parks and Recreation at 692-5416.

            Lei donation - Roger Watanabe at the Department of Parks and Recreation at 692-5106.

            Memorial Day Service - Dana Takahara-Dias or Aulani Ahmad at 692-5725.

Thursday, May 12, 2005

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