Student voices rise at 2016 ‘Ōlelo Youth Xchange video awards

28-Apr-2016

Waianae public schools sweep the expert division and public schools win most top prizes in the annual event that aims to cultivate student voice, perspective, and storytelling.

​​

Congratuations to the winners and contributors to the annual ‘Ōlelo Youth Exchange (YXC) video competition, which promotes student voices and perspectives around learning, health, the environment, and much more. An awards ceremony was held for finalists and winners April 27 at the Sheraton Waikiki. Top place winners earn a state-of-the-art Sony camcorder for their school.

Waianae schools took the top two prizes of the day — the Expert Award for:

  • ​​Junior Division (Waianae Intermediate, "A Home for Larenzo") 
  • Senior Division (Waianae High Searider Productions, "Waianae Strong," above).

The competition, organized annually by ‘Ōlelo Community Media, received 909 video entries from schools across the Islands — a record! View a list of all finalists here. The awards ceremony will air on ‘Ōlelo Channel 53 on May 18 (6 p.m.), May 22 (8 p.m.), May 23 (2:30 p.m.) and May 29 (10 p.m.)

Following are the first place finishers for Elementary, Middle and High School divisions in each category.

ANIMATION

  • Hale Kula Elementary
  • Kailua Intermediate
  • Kapolei High

BE A JERK

  • Nanaikapono Elementary
  • Mid Pacific Institute
  • Aiea High

CLEAN WATER HERO

  • Weblng Elementary
  • Kawananakoa Middle
  • McKinkey High

FOREST HEALTH IN HAWAII

  • Moanalua Elementary
  • Ewa Makai Middle
  • Moanalua High

METH: NOT EVEN ONCE

  • Kainalu Elementary
  • Na'auao Charter School
  • Waianae High

MINI-DOCUMENTARY

  • Maunawili Elementary
  • Hilo Intermediate
  • Moanalua High

NEWS

  • Scott Elementary
  • Maui Waena Intermediate
  • Sacred Hearts Academy
PEACEMAKER
  • Waipahu Elementary
  • Highlands Intermediate
  • Kauai High
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
  • Maili Elementary
  • Aliamanu Middle
  • Maui High

SHORT

  • Mae'mae Elementary
  • Kapolei Middle
  • Waipahu High

START LIVING HEALTHY
("Rethink Your Drink")

  • Pearl Ridge Elementary
  • Niu Valley Middle
  • Leilehua High

TAKING ASSESSMENTS SERIOUSLY

  • Honowai Elementary
  • Kamakahelei Middle
  • Mililani High

THE VALUE OF WATER

  • Pauoa Elementary
  • Montessori School
  • Kaimuki Christian School
TRAFFIC SAFETY
  • Fern Elementary
  • King Intermediate
  • Kamehameha Schools-Maui

SPIRIT AWARDS
Awarded to schools with the most entries and most students involved:

  • Fern Elementary and Moanalua Elementary
  • King Intermediate and Niu Valley Middle
  • Kauai High and Moanalua High
Strategic Plan 2017-2020

How do I...?

Go

View all FAQ's

Tweets