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MEMORIAL DAY POSTER CONTEST WINNERS
(Fri., May 11, 2012) – The City’s First Lady Judy Carlisle presented award certificates to the winners of the Sew a Lei for Memorial Day Poster Contest yesterday at Honolulu Hale. First-place winners are Joel Agacid (4th grade),
More than 600 entries were submitted from public and private schools throughout the state. The contest judges were Stacey Yamashita, Pacific Beach Hotel; Cindy Ng, First Hawaiian Bank; Gabrielle “Gabby” Reznik, Miss Teen Hawaii World 2011; Dr. Gary Saito; and Kirk Matthews and Marisa Yamane from KHON 2.
The artwork of first-place winners will appear on posters and distributed to the Department of Education, private schools and all city parks and offices, encouraging the public to provide lei to decorate graves for Memorial Day at the
Each year, the Department of Education is instrumental in coordinating the contest with schools and encouraging students to sew and donate lei for the Memorial Day ceremonies. Nearly 30,000 lei of the 50,000 required are donated by school children throughout the state, with the majority coming from neighbor island public schools.
The Mayor’s Memorial Day Ceremony will be held on Monday, May 28, 2012, from 8:30 a.m., at the
the Department of Parks and Recreation at 768-3002.
The first- through third-place winners for each grade division are as follows:
Kindergarten-4th grade division
1st: Joel Agacid , 4th grade,
2nd: Caeden Martin, 4th grade,
3rd: Mia Alexandria Archer, 3rd grade,
1st: Raelynn Kala, 8th grade,
2nd: Kylah Reed, 8th grade,
3rd: Keenan O’Kelley, 8th grade,
1st: Mark Mangayayam, 12th grade,
2nd: Joseph Pagkalinawan, 10th grade,
3rd: Teuaililo Petelo, 12th grade,
Contact: Alex Ching, Department of Parks and Recreation, 768-3028.
Joel Agacid 4th grade Ewa Elementary School
Raelynn Kala 8th grade Kapolei Middle School
Mark Mangayayam 12th grade Farrington High School