Public schools sweep HMSA video contest

09-May-2013

Thirty-three public and independent middle and high schools statewide submitted 157 public service announcements addressing addiction prevention, healthy living, mental health and teen safety.

​The awards

The Waianae High Seariders defended its "Best of Show" title in the 2013 HMSA Teen Video Awards Contest as public schools swept the competition.

Thirty-three public and independent middle and high schools statewide submitted 157 public service announcements addressing addiction prevention, healthy living, mental health and teen safety. Finalists were honored on May 8 during a red-carpet ceremony.

The Best of Show and top winners in each category were:

Best of Show
“Love Bag” by Waianae High School. Students: Courtney Anne Aboy, Kekoa Kaluhiokalani, Sheavon Ferreira-Delima, Kelcy Spencer. Teacher: John Allen III. (View above.)

Teen Safety

  • 1st Place: “Love Bag” by Waianae High School. Students: Courtney Anne Aboy, Kekoa Kaluhiokalani, Sheavon Ferreira-Delima, Kelcy Spencer. Teacher: John Alle.
  • 2nd Place: “InTEXTicated” by Kapolei High School. Students: Puamaiole Kala-Reansato, Christopher Braine, Izreal Rothburn, Lawson Himalaya. Teacher: Victor Salazar.
  • 3rd Place: “I Used to Dream” by Waianae High School. Students: Brandon Rojo, Cassidy Bek, Mikela Chong, Amber Maeshiro-Moreira. Teacher: John Allen III.

Addiction Prevention

  • 1st Place: “Not a Game” by Maui Waena Intermediate School. Students: Renee Matsuda, Rosie Almen, Rexie Butihi, Vinrichie Bongcaron, Deezan Ramiscal. Teacher: Jennifer Suzuki.
  • 2nd Place: “Voodoo” by Waianae High School. Students: Jacoby Cid, Dannen Timbreza-Dano, Shaughn Spencer, Jessica Mathussen, Lopaka Keliikoa Kapololu. Teacher: Michael Oconnor & Curtis Furumoto.
  • 3rd Place: “Meth” by Kapaa High School. Students: Inanna Grimes, Hannah Wyatt, Noe Hummel, Nicole Cottingham. Teacher: Michelle Rundbaken.

Mental Health

  • 1st Place: “Do You Really Want to Be Like Me?” by Waianae High School. Students: Jailynn Yoshimi, Emma Jordan, Faron Jove, Lopaka Keliikoa Kapololu, Jessica Nelson, Maile Gonsalves, Robert Lagrimas. Teacher: Mike Oconnor & Curtis Furumoto.
  • 2nd Place: “Jumbled” by Waianae High School. Students: Tracie Tapeni, Alysha Valdez, Rani Batchelor, Kamalani Soares. Teacher: John Allen III.
  • 3rd Place: “If I Had a Penny” by Mililani High School. Student: Lauren Padilla. Teacher: Jason Tamura.

Healthy Living

  • 1st Place: “Journey On” by Waianae High School. Students: Josiah Endo, Shayla Bradley, Kerstye Kau, Kahunui Foster. Teacher: John Allen III.
  • 2nd Place: “Jump In” by Moanalua High School. Students: Kori Lum, Isabelle Sayno. Teacher: Mark Ikenaga.
  • 3rd Place: “Protect Willy” by Waianae High School. Student: Jacoby Cid. Teacher: Mike Oconnor & Curtis Furumoto.

Middle School

  • 1st Place: “Not a Game” by Maui Waena Intermediate School. Students: Renee Matsuda, Rosie Almen, Rexie Butihi, Vinrichie Bongcaron, Deezan Ramiscal. Teacher: Jennifer Suzuki.
  • 2nd Place: “Additction” by Maui Waena Intermediate School. Students: Yasha Ronquillo, Zain Jabbar, Michaela Manuel-Sagon, Micah Saki, Crysta Kahanane. Teacher: Jennifer Suzuki.
  • 3rd Place: “Define Yourself” by Maui Waena Intermediate School. Students: Jordyn Smith, Kyra Duldulao, Valerie Bascaur-Fernandez. Teacher: Jennifer Suzuki.

Best Actor
“The Drink Up” by Kapolei High School. Actor: Christopher Braine. Teacher: Victor Salazar.

Best Actress
“Buckle Up Mobile” by Moanalua High School. Actress: Shannel Cabuhat. Teacher: Mark Ikenaga.

Best Original Music
Music from “Worth the Fight” by Farrington High School. Musicians: John Taupule, Lawrance Maileoi. Teacher: Christine Ho.

Voter’s Choice Award
“Your Dream Energy Booster” by Maui High School. Student: Zoe Whitney. Teacher: Clint Gima.

Special Award by Domestic Violence Action Center for Domestic Violence Prevention
“He Was Different” by Mililani High School. Students: Rachel Reichard, Eric Salazar, Paige Deloye, Conrad Wolfe. Teacher: Jason Tamura.

Special Award by The Hawaii Meth Project for Meth Prevention
“My Goals” by Kapaa High School, Kauai. Student: Kaylee Silva. Teacher: Michelle Rundbaken.

Special Award by MADD for Underage Drinking Prevention
“Not a Game” by Maui Waena Intermediate School. Students: Renee Matsuda, Rosie Almen, Rexie Butihi, Vinrichie Bongcaron, Deezan Ramiscal. Teacher: Jennifer Suzuki.

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