Award Success Stories

The students, staff and schools in Hawaii's public education system routinely receive local and national awards for their exceptional achievement and improvement in academics, performance indicators and more. Read on for the awards roll.

 

 

Student storytellers celebrated at 2017 ‘Ōlelo Youth XChangehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Awards/Pages/2017-Olelo-YXC.aspxStudent storytellers celebrated at 2017 ‘Ōlelo Youth XChange‘Ōlelo Community Media hosted the 14th annual Youth XChange student video competition celebrating the digital storytelling of Hawai‘i's children in elementary, middle and high schools. Maui High won the top acknowledgement — the Expert Award. More than 900 entries were submitted for the competition this year.string;#27-Apr-20172017-04-27T10:00:00.0000000Z
Awardees help keep schools, programs humminghttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Awards/Pages/2016-17RRP.aspxAwardees help keep schools, programs hummingThe purpose of the Rewards and Recognition Program is to acknowledge the contribution of the Hawaii DOE's educational officers based on their ratings on their respective performance evaluation systems and other pertinent data and information. Congratulations to these honorees for School Year 2016-17!string;#24-Apr-20172017-04-24T10:00:00.0000000Z
10 Hawaii public school students medal at national art programhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Awards/Pages/2017-scholastic-nationals.aspx10 Hawaii public school students medal at national art programEighteen artworks from Hawaii were honored at the national Scholastic Art Awards, including 10 from public schools (nine DOE and one charter). Kathleen Acasio, a senior at Leilehua High, was honored with the prestigious American Visions Medal for her photograph, "Halloween."string;#14-Mar-20172017-03-14T10:00:00.0000000Z
Local viewpoint on display among powerful regional art program nomineeshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Awards/Pages/2017-HI-Regional-SAA.aspxLocal viewpoint on display among powerful regional art program nomineesCongratulations to the extraordinary student artists nominated for this year's Hawaii Regional Scholastic Art Awards program. Their works will be exhibited at the Hawaii State Art Museum this spring. Gold Key and American Visions nominees are eligible for the prestigious national competition and scholarships, to be announced in March.string;#19-Jan-20172017-01-19T10:00:00.0000000Z
2016 Year in Reviewhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Awards/Pages/2016-Year-in-Review.aspx2016 Year in ReviewThere is much work to be done, but there is much to celebrate now! Here’s a rundown of impressive achievements in 2016 by our schools, educators and keiki.string;#30-Dec-20162016-12-30T10:00:00.0000000Z
Student voices rise at 2016 ‘Ōlelo Youth Xchange video awardshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Awards/Pages/2016-Olelo.aspxStudent voices rise at 2016 ‘Ōlelo Youth Xchange video awardsWaianae 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.string;#28-Apr-20162016-04-28T10:00:00.0000000Z
Top student research showcased at 2016 state science fairhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Awards/Pages/HSSEF-2016.aspxTop student research showcased at 2016 state science fairThe 2016 Hawaii State Science and Engineering Fair featured the best research projects from the state's district fairs. Top work will represent the Islands at the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair in Phoenix, AZ, May 8-13.string;#12-Apr-20162016-04-12T10:00:00.0000000Z
Leilehua High students make their mark in national Scholastic Art Awards programhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Awards/Pages/2016-scholastic-arts-national.aspxLeilehua High students make their mark in national Scholastic Art Awards programNine HIDOE students who earned top recognition in the Hawaii Regional Scholastic Art Awards have gone on to earn medals in the national competition — and they're all from Leilehua High School. The Scholastic Art Awards is the longest-running, largest and most prestigious student recognition program in the United States.string;#16-Mar-20162016-03-16T10:00:00.0000000Z
Students spread pono through campuses, communitieshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Awards/Pages/pono-2016.aspxStudents spread pono through campuses, communitiesThe annual E Ola Pono campaign rewards student-led efforts to increase peace, kindness and belonging. As a cultural response to bullying and other negative behaviors in schools, student groups are encouraged to actively “Grow Pono” to create a more welcoming and safe environment for everyone at their school.​ For 2016, six schools were selected and will receive cash awards. string;#02-Mar-20162016-03-02T10:00:00.0000000Z
Students square off in a game-based battle of math skillshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Awards/Pages/2016-math-games.aspxStudents square off in a game-based battle of math skillsThe 3rd annual DimensionU Math Games was held at the University of Hawaii-West Oahu. Student teams competed for prizes on a multiplayer gaming platform in which math knowledge helps move the teams forward. Congratulations to Honowai El, Nanakuli Intermediate and Waianae High, winners in their divisions. string;#24-Feb-20162016-02-24T10:00:00.0000000Z
2015 Year in Reviewhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Awards/Pages/2015-Year-in-Review.aspx2015 Year in ReviewThere is much work to be done, but there is much to celebrate now! Here’s a rundown of impressive achievements in 2015 by our schools, educators and keiki.string;#31-Dec-20152015-12-31T10:00:00.0000000Z
​​Hawaii clubs win top awards at National Student Safety Conferencehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Awards/Pages/nssp-2015.aspx​​Hawaii clubs win top awards at National Student Safety ConferenceThe annual conference focuses on student-led safety solutions to provide ideas for safety program implementation at schools nationwide. This year's theme was, “Driving Toward Excellence."string;#08-Sep-20152015-09-08T10:00:00.0000000Z
Kapolei Middle librarian breaking down walls with technologyhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Awards/Pages/KapoleiLibrarianAward.aspxKapolei Middle librarian breaking down walls with technologyKapolei Middle librarian Carolyn Kirio earns a prestigious national award for her innovative use of technology, along with $1,000 and a $500 gift to the library, which will be used to expand "flipped classroom instruction."string;#25-Aug-20152015-08-25T10:00:00.0000000Z
1st place essay about kalo evokes passion for land, peoplehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Awards/Pages/aalii.aspx1st place essay about kalo evokes passion for land, peopleʻAʻaliʻikumakani Dukelow, a 2015 graduate of Ke Kula Kaiapuni ʻo Kekaulike on Maui, earns a $2,500 scholarship and summer learning and cultural exchange in Washington, D.C., with his winning essay about cultivating taro.string;#12-Aug-20152015-08-12T10:00:00.0000000Z
'Celebrating Hawaii' comes easy for Student Art Exhibition participantshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Awards/Pages/2015-student-art-exhibit.aspx'Celebrating Hawaii' comes easy for Student Art Exhibition participantsWith dreams of ocean and beach firmly in mind, 96 students grades K-6 from across the Islands were selected for the annual juried exhibition at the Hawaii Convention Center. string;#05-May-20152015-05-05T10:00:00.0000000Z
Students compete for honors, awards at CTE eventshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Awards/Pages/CTE-2015-events.aspxStudents compete for honors, awards at CTE eventsThe Career and Technical Education (CTE) program hosted its two signature events of the year with students displaying their knowledge and skills in the various pathways and programs of study. Here are the results.string;#20-Apr-20152015-04-20T10:00:00.0000000Z
Gaming and academics converge at Math Gameshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Awards/Pages/2015-math-games.aspxGaming and academics converge at Math GamesStudents from eleven schools in the Nanakuli-Waianae, Pearl City-Waipahu, and Aiea-Moanalua-Radford Complex Areas competed in a multiplayer gaming tournament that requires demonstration of math skills to advance. Then the teachers took a swing.string;#16-Apr-20152015-04-16T10:00:00.0000000Z
Career-ready students demo skills at annual CTSO eventshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Awards/Pages/2015-CTSO.aspxCareer-ready students demo skills at annual CTSO eventsTwo conventions for Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO) allowed students from around the state to show off their skills and talents in a variety of fields and specialties. Top finishers qualify for national competitions this year.string;#09-Apr-20152015-04-09T10:00:00.0000000Z
Campbell High's saltwater-powered fan takes students to Samsung nationalshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Awards/Pages/campbell-samsung.aspxCampbell High's saltwater-powered fan takes students to Samsung nationalsJCHS is one of 15 public schools named national finalists in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest, which aims to encourage innovation while addressing the technology gap in classrooms across the country. They've won a $35,000 technology grant, and will present their project to a live panel of judges on March 18 in New York City. If named to the Top 5, they'll win a $120,000 grant.string;#26-Feb-20152015-02-26T10:00:00.0000000Z
Students shine in Scholastic Art Awards regional competitionhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Awards/Pages/2015-scholastic-art.aspxStudents shine in Scholastic Art Awards regional competitionDozens of public school students' art works, from painting to photography to mixed media, meet criteria for prestigious Scholastic Art Awards national review. Works will be exhibited at the Hawaii State Art Museum Feb. 20 through April 10.string;#12-Feb-20152015-02-12T10:00:00.0000000Z
17 schools vie for "Be Pono" video contest awardshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Awards/Pages/be-pono-2nd-annual.aspx17 schools vie for "Be Pono" video contest awardsWindward District's 2nd annual "Be Pono — Be in School" contest is designed to promote school attendance, a component of the Department's Strive HI Performance System. Decreasing chronic absenteeism, defined as missing 15 or more days of school per year, is correlated with greater student and school success. Students and schools vie for prizes while learning about the value of getting to school every day.string;#04-Feb-20152015-02-04T10:00:00.0000000Z
2014 Year in Reviewhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Awards/Pages/2014-Year-in-Review.aspx2014 Year in ReviewThere is much work to be done, but there is much to celebrate now! Here’s a rundown of impressive achievements in 2014 by our schools, educators and keiki. string;#30-Dec-20142014-12-30T10:00:00.0000000Z
Winners of the 2014 Student Television Awards for Excellence namedhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Awards/Pages/2014-high-school-emmys.aspxWinners of the 2014 Student Television Awards for Excellence namedA hearty congratulations to Waianae High, Maui High and the Hawaii Student Television outreach program, who were honored for their excellent work by the regional chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences last month.string;#25-Jun-20142014-06-25T10:00:00.0000000Z
Honoree turned around Palolo Elementaryhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Awards/Pages/Honoree-turned-around-Palolo-Elementary.aspxHonoree turned around Palolo ElementaryRuth Silberstein was recently honored with the 2014 University of Hawaii College of Education’s Distinguished Alumni Award. She was instrumental in an academic turnaround at Palolo Elementary. Today, she is the Complex Area Superintendent for Kaimuki-McKinley-Roosevelt.string;#19-Jun-20142014-06-19T10:00:00.0000000Z
Hawaii students impress at 2014 Intel ISEFhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Awards/Pages/2014-Intel-ISEF.aspxHawaii students impress at 2014 Intel ISEFTwenty-five students who were selected statewide to represent Hawaii at the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF) returned home with 18 awards. An estimated 1,750 participants from over 70 countries, regions and territories were in attendance at the annual competition. string;#20-May-20142014-05-20T10:00:00.0000000Z
Schools impress at Olelo Youth XChange video competitionhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Awards/Pages/2014yxc.aspxSchools impress at Olelo Youth XChange video competitionThe 11th Annual 2014 Youth Xchange Student Video Competition, hosted by ‘Ōlelo Community Media, garnered more than 800 student entries from schools across the Islands. Winners were announced in categories including Animation, Public Service Announcement, News, Mini-Documentary, Short, and Expert.string;#09-May-20142014-05-09T10:00:00.0000000Z
"Be Pono" video contest winners inspire attendancehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Awards/Pages/BePono.aspx"Be Pono" video contest winners inspire attendanceWindward District schools and students participated in the "Be Pono — Be in School" video campaign to encourage student attendance and on-time arrivals, which are key factors in student achievement and graduation rates. Categories included best videos by individuals, groups and schools, and included Windward schools from Waimanalo to Sunset Beach. Sixty videos were submitted; here are the winners.string;#22-Apr-20142014-04-22T10:00:00.0000000Z
2013 Year in Reviewhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Awards/Pages/2013-Year-in-Review.aspx2013 Year in ReviewThe end of a tremendous year is upon us. Over the past 12 months, we have made extraordinary progress in our efforts to transform Hawaii’s public school system. string;#30-Dec-20132013-12-30T10:00:00.0000000Z
Mahalo to our 2013 top employeeshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Awards/Pages/Mahalo-to-our-2013-top-employees.aspxMahalo to our 2013 top employeesCongratulations to the 2013 DOE Employee of the Year — Donna Therrien, a former district support teacher who helped Castle-Kahuku Complex teachers transition to the state's new Educator Effectiveness System and Common Core standards — and the DOE Team of the Year — the Kaala Elementary Food Services staff for implementing nutritious meals as well as involvement in 38 community activities, including an evening Read Aloud Program. string;#23-Sep-20132013-09-23T10:00:00.0000000Z
Well done! Scenes from the 2013 Strive HI Awardshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Awards/Pages/Well-done!-Scenes-from-the-2013-Strive-HI-Awards.aspxWell done! Scenes from the 2013 Strive HI AwardsStudents cheered on their teachers and leadership at the second Strive HI Awards ceremony, celebrating and rewarding the 14 schools that are demonstrating the highest progress toward raising student achievement, graduation rates, and closing the achievement gap. The ceremony was hosted at Red Hill Elementary, one of the winning schools.string;#10-Sep-20132013-09-10T10:00:00.0000000Z
Public schools sweep HMSA video contesthttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Awards/Pages/Public-schools-sweep-HMSA-video-contest.aspxPublic schools sweep HMSA video contestThirty-three public and independent middle and high schools statewide submitted 157 public service announcements addressing addiction prevention, healthy living, mental health and teen safety.string;#09-May-20132013-05-09T10:00:00.0000000Z
Farrington High wins national LGBT awardhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Awards/Pages/Farrington-High-wins-national-LGBT-award.aspxFarrington High wins national LGBT awardThe Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) awarded Farrington High with its Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) of the Year award at GLSEN's Respect Awards in New York on May 20.string;#29-Apr-20132013-04-29T10:00:00.0000000Z
2012 Year in Reviewhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Awards/Pages/2012-Year-in-Review.aspx2012 Year in ReviewAn overview of the awards and accomplishments of the Department and its public schools, students, educators, leaders and staff in 2012.string;#20-Dec-20122012-12-20T10:00:00.0000000Z

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