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MEMORIAL DAY POSTER CONTEST WINNERS

 

Mayor Mufi Hannemann presented award certificates to the winners of the “Sew a Lei for Memorial Day” Poster Contest today (Wednesday, May 10) in his office.  First place winners are Jeraldine Barretto from Kalihi Waena Elementary, Ivann Velasco from Kalakaua Middle School, and Jason Lee from Kalani High School.  First- through third-place winners received two round trip tickets from Aloha Airlines.

The winning artwork was chosen from more than 1,134 entries from public and private schools throughout the state.  The contest judges were Carolyn Nakamura of Ocean Resorts, Jan Katada of First Hawaiian Bank, and Dr. Gary Saito, chiropractor and artist.  The artwork of the three 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. The winning posters are exhibited on the third floor of Honolulu Hale through May 30.

The complete results for each grade category are as follows:

DIVISION: Kindergarten - 4th grade

 

First Place

Name        Jeraldine Barretto

School       Kalihi Waena Elementary School

Grade        4

 

Second Place

Name        Ronelle Valera

School       Pa’auilo Elementary and Intermediate School

Grade        1

 

Third Place

Name        Kaylee Tamura

School       Wilcox Elementary School

Grade        4

 

Honorable Mention

Name        Jennifer Corpuz

School       Kalihi Waena Elementary School

Grade        4

 

Name        Melanie Ebreo

School       Honoka’a Elementary School

Grade        4

 

Name        Jessica Nicolas

School       Kalihi Waena Elementary School

Grade        4

 

Name        Louie Sicorsicon

School       Kalihi Waena Elementary School

Grade        4

 

Name        Arleth-Joy Tolentino

School       Kalihi Waena Elementary School

Grade        4

 

Name        Mary Ann Vicente

School       Kaiulani Elementary School

Grade        4         

 

DIVISION:  5th - 8th grade

 

First Place

Name        Ivann Velasco

School       Kalakaua Middle School

Grade        8

 

Second Place

Name        Tomomi Woo

School       Stevenson Middle School

Grade        7

 

Third Place

Name        Kristina Chao

School       Stevenson Middle School

Grade        8

 

Honorable Mention

Name        Jean Arevalo

School       Kaiulani Elementary School

Grade        5

 

Name        Geena Chau

School       Stevenson Middle School

Grade        8

 

Name        Jenny Hong

School       Kawananakoa Middle School

Grade        8

 

Name        Matauaiga Ioramo

School       Dole Middle School

Grade        7

 

Name        Trish Jenifer Siasoco

School       Stevenson Middle School

Grade        8

 

Name        Hong Vo

Schoo        Stevenson Middle School

Grade        8

 

DIVISION:  9th - 12th grade

 

First Place

Name        Jason Lee

School       Kalani High School

Grade        11

 

Second Place

Name        Tara Tamayori

School       Kalani High School

Grade        11

 

Third Place

Name        Lily Shao

School       Roosevelt High School

Grade        12

 

Honorable Mention

Name        Cheryl Chinaka

School       Kalani High School

Grade        11

 

Name        Orion Jaeger

School       Konawaena High School

Grade        11

 

Name        Jasmine Knight

School       Kalani High School

Grade        9

 

Name        Reyna Nishimura

School       Kalani High School

Grade        10

 

Name        Ashley Quemado

School       Farrington High School

Grade        12

 

Name        Cara Lei Wilson

School       Kapa’a High School

Grade        11

 

            Fifty thousand fresh lei are needed for placement on the graves of veterans 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 at the Honolulu Municipal Building and at Kapolei Hale room 309.  Loose plumeria flowers can be dropped off on Thursday, May 26, at Waipahu District Park, Kailua District Park and Makua Alii Senior Center at 1541 Kalakaua Avenue.

The Mayor’s Memorial Day Service will be held on Monday, May 29 from 8:30 a.m., at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.  In keeping with the tradition, Boy Scouts will place a lei at each grave to honor the memory of the fallen veterans and service members.  The lei are provided through the generosity of individuals, schools and community organizations.

Instructions for sewing lei:

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

 

The following are locations where lei can be dropped off on Friday, May 26.  (Loose plumeria flowers can be dropped off at these location on Thursday, May 25.)

 

Community Parks (9 a.m. through 11:30 a.m.)

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 a.m. through noon)

No. 6 Kalihi

No. 12 Waipahu

No. 14 Waialua

No. 17 Kaneohe

No. 18 Kailua

No. 27 Waimanalo

No. 34 Hawaii Kai

 

Department of Parks & Recreation:

Parks Permit Section (8:00 am -12:00 noon) on the ground floor of the Honolulu Municipal Building,

            650 S. King Street.

Department administrative offices, Kapolei Hale, Room 309, 1000 Uluohia St.

 

For additional information on the Mayor’s Memorial Day Service, please call 692-5725.  For information about donating lei please call 692-5106.

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Contact Department of Parks and Recreation: Alex Ching at 692-5416 (poster contest), Roger Watanabe at 692-5106 (lei donations), Dana Takahara-Dias at 692-5725 (Memorial Day service).

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

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