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Hawai‘i students win big at national video competition

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 Hawai‘i students win big at national video competition: 18 Hawai‘i schools attended Student Television Network Convention in Nashville

 

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HONOLULU – Students from Hawai‘i schools are fresh off of winning 30 awards at the Student Television Network (STN) Convention, an annual, national student media conference. This year’s convention took place in Nashville, Tenn., March 15-18. The complete list of Hawai‘i winners begins below.

 

A total of 18 Hawai‘i schools attended this year’s conference, the highest participation from Hawai‘i schools in the STN Convention’s 15-year history. All but one were public schools, and all of them participate in PBS Hawai‘i’s HIKI NŌ student news network.

 

“HIKI NŌ offers students the ideal preparation for this national competition. It also readies them for different professional paths – by teaching them to work their way through challenges and deliver quality work on tight deadlines,” said Leslie Wilcox, PBS Hawai‘i President and CEO.

 

Approximately 3,000 middle and high school students from across the U.S. competed in on-site, time-restricted contests in video journalism, television production, filmmaking, music videos, commercials, and public service announcements.

 

As in the last few STN competitions, the number of awards won by Hawai‘i schools was notably high in comparison to states with larger populations, such as California, Florida and Texas.

 

“The stellar performance by Hawai‘i schools at STN is due to the work our schools have done with HIKI NŌ and PBS Hawai‘i,” said Kevin Matsunaga, Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School media teacher and STN regional board member. “Our Hawai‘i media teachers have worked tirelessly, as well, and the outstanding work their students have done at these competitions is proof that HIKI NŌ is making a huge difference in the lives of our students.”

 

2018 Student Television Network – Hawai‘i Schools in Attendance:

 

• Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School (Kaua‘i)
• Ewa Makai Middle School (O‘ahu)
• Highlands Intermediate School (O‘ahu)
• Kalaheo High School (O‘ahu)
• Kalama Intermediate School (Maui)
• Kamehameha Schools Maui – Middle School (Maui)
• Kealakehe Intermediate School (Hawai‘i Island)
• Kapa‘a Middle School (Kaua‘i)
• Kapolei High School (O‘ahu)
• Kaua‘i High School (Kaua‘i)
• Maui Waena Intermediate School (Maui)
• McKinley High School (O‘ahu)
• Moanalua High School (O‘ahu)
• Waiākea High School (Hawai‘i Island)
• Wai‘anae High School (O‘ahu)
• Wai‘anae Intermediate School (O‘ahu)
• Waipahu High School (O‘ahu)
• Waipahu Intermediate School (O‘ahu)

 

2018 Student Television Network – Hawai‘i Winners:

 

BROADCAST EXCELLENCE—MONTHLY NEWS SHOW 

Middle School: Maui Waena Intermediate School

High School: Wai‘anae High School (also won last year)

 

FILM EXCELLENCE—BEST EDITING 

Waipahu High School

 

FILM EXCELLENCE—BEST VISUAL EFFECTS 

Moanalua High School

 

CONVENTION RE-CAP—MIDDLE SCHOOL 

Honorable Mention – Maui Waena Intermediate School

Honorable Mention – Waipahu Intermediate School

 

CONVENTION RE-CAP—HIGH SCHOOL 

1st Place – Moanalua High School (won 1st place last year)

 

SPOT FEATURE—MIDDLE SCHOOL

1st Place – Kealakehe Intermediate School

2nd Place – Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School (won 3rd place last year)

3rd Place – Maui Waena Intermediate School (won 2nd place last year)

 

MOVIE TRAILER—MIDDLE SCHOOL

1st Place – Maui Waena Intermediate School (won 2nd place last year)

2nd Place – Waipahu Intermediate School

3rd Place – Kealakehe Intermediate School

 

MOVIE TRAILER—HIGH SCHOOL

Honorable Mention – Kapolei High School

 

NAT. SOUND PACKAGE—HIGH SCHOOL

1st Place – Wai‘anae High School (Honorable Mention last year)

 

NAT. SOUND PACKAGE—MIDDLE SCHOOL

3rd Place – Wai‘anae Intermediate School

 

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT—MIDDLE SCHOOL

1st Place – Maui Waena Intermediate School

3rd Place – Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School

 

SILENT FILM—MIDDLE SCHOOL

1st Place – Maui Waena Intermediate School (3rd Place last year)

2nd Place – Kamehameha Schools Maui

 

ANCHOR TEAM—MIDDLE SCHOOL

Honorable Mention – Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School (3rd Place last year)

 

ANCHOR TEAM—HIGH SCHOOL

3rd Place – Kalaheo High School

Honorable Mention – Wai‘anae High School

 

MUSIC VIDEO—MIDDLE SCHOOL

Honorable Mention – Kamehameha Schools Maui

 

CRAZY 8s BROADCAST NEWS MAGAZINE—MIDDLE SCHOOL

1st Place – Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School

2nd Place – Wai‘anae Intermediate School (3rd Place last year)

 

CRAZY 8s BROADCAST NEWS MAGAZINE—HIGH SCHOOL

2nd Place – Wai‘anae High School (Honorable Mention last year)

 

CRAZY 8s SHORT FILM DOCUMENTARY—HIGH SCHOOL

3rd Place – Moanalua High School

 

CRAZY 8s SHORT FILM FICTION—MIDDLE SCHOOL

2nd Place – Maui Waena Intermediate School

Honorable Mention – Wai‘anae Intermediate School (3rd Place last year)

 


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HIKI NŌ
Episode #810 – Best Personal Profile – High School

 

This is the second in a series of seven special episodes highlighting stories nominated in a particular category of the 2017 HIKI NŌ Awards. This episode presents the nominees for Best Personal Profile, High School Division, including:

 

–The story of young bipolar artist by students at H.P. Baldwin High School on Maui;

 

–The profile of a young woman who struggles with cerebral palsy by students from James Campbell High School on O‘ahu;

 

–A story from students at Maui High School about a young music producer who finds an important spiritual connection when he volunteers to produce a concert for a church group;

 

–A profile of ‘ukulele school entrepreneur and virtuoso Jody Kamisato by students at Mid-Pacific on O‘ahu;

 

–The portrait of a Navy veteran and how he manages to live with severe pain by students at Wai‘anae High School.

 

This episode is hosted by HIKI NŌ students Lara Sato from Castle High School in Windward O‘ahu and Zaccai Ceruti from James Campbell High School in Ewa O‘ahu.

 

This program encores Saturday, Feb. 4 at 12:00 pm and Sunday, Feb. 5 at 3:00 pm. You can also view HIKI NŌ episodes on our website, www.pbshawaii.org/hikino.

 



2017 HIKI NŌ AWARDS RESULTS

HIKI NŌ Awards Nominees March 23, 2017

 

The 2017 HIKI NŌ Awards

PBS Hawai‘i recognizes exceptional storytelling skills of middle and high school students throughout our Islands who participate in HIKI NŌ, our statewide digital learning initiative and student news program.

 

The nominees were chosen from HIKI NŌ shows that aired during the 2015-2016 school year and the Fall Semester of this current school year. You can view each nominated piece by clicking on its name in the list below. (You can also watch the nominated projects, by category, Thursdays at 7:30 pm, Saturdays at noon, and Sundays at 3:00 pm on PBS Hawai’i.)

 

This year’s Gold, Silver and Bronze winners are indicated below. Winning stories, as well as highlights from this year’s awards celebrations, will be featured on our two-part 2017 HIKI NŌ Awards Show, Thursday, March 23 and Thursday, March 30 at 7:30 pm on PBS Hawai‘i. Congratulations to all nominees and winners – and mahalo to all the students, teachers and mentors who help make HIKI NŌ a success in our public, private and charter schools throughout Hawai‘i.

 


 

BEST PERSONAL PROFILE — MIDDLE SCHOOL DIVISION

Aliamanu Middle School (O‘ahu) – “Homeschooled Student” SILVER

Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School (Kaua‘i) – “Moses Hamilton” GOLD

Hongwanji Mission School (O‘ahu) – “Laurie Rubin” BRONZE

Kapaʻa Middle School (Kaua‘i) – “Joe Young”

Seabury Hall Middle School (Maui) – “John Plunkett”

 

BEST PERSONAL PROFILE — HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION

H.P. Baldwin High School (Maui) – “Bipolar Artist”

James Campbell High School (O‘ahu) – “Miracle Baby” GOLD

Maui High School (Maui) – “Marc Unites”

Mid-Pacific (O‘ahu) – “Ukulele Hale” BRONZE

Wai‘anae High School (O‘ahu) – “Living With Pain” SILVER

 

BEST WRITING — MIDDLE SCHOOL DIVISION

Aliamanu Middle School (O‘ahu) – “Front Office”

Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School (Kaua‘i) – “K-9 Search & Rescue” GOLD

Kamehameha Schools Maui Middle (Maui) – “Feed My Sheep”

Kapaʻa Middle School (Kaua‘i) – “Love Laundry” BRONZE

Lahaina Intermediate School (Maui) – “Airconditioning”

Mililani Middle School (O‘ahu) – “Mokauea Island” SILVER

 

BEST WRITING — HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION

Kapolei High School (O‘ahu) – “Best Buddies Basketball”

Kaua‘i High School (Kaua‘i) – “Biomass” GOLD

Kua O Ka La Miloli‘i Hipu‘u Virtual Academy PCS (Hawai‘i Island) – “Opelu Fishing” BRONZE

Sacred Hearts Academy (O‘ahu) – “Text Neck” SILVER

Saint Francis School (O‘ahu) – “Lucy’s Lab Creamery”

Waiakea High School (Hawai‘i Island) – “Cosplay”

 

BEST OVERALL STORY — MIDDLE SCHOOL DIVISION

Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School (Kaua‘i) – “Dog Wheelchair”

Kapaʻa Middle School (Kaua‘i) – “Firefighter”

Ka Waihona o Ka Naʻauao PCS (O‘ahu) – “Steel Guitar” BRONZE

Seabury Hall Middle School (Maui) – “Haleakala Mules” SILVER

Wai‘anae Intermediate School (O‘ahu)– “A Home For Larenzo” GOLD

 

BEST OVERALL STORY — HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION

H.P. Baldwin High School (Maui) – “Life After Sugar”

Kapa‘a High School (Kaua‘i) – “Iloreta Brothers” GOLD

Konawaena High School (Hawai‘i Island) – “A Love Story”

Maui High School (Maui) – “Deaf Cheerleader” BRONZE

Waiʻanae High School (O‘ahu) – “Without Home” SILVER

 

BEST FRANCHISE PIECE

Hana K-12 (Maui) – “Ti Leaf Print”

Kalani High School (O‘ahu) – “Thaumatrope”

Kapa‘a Middle School (Kaua‘i) – “10 Things To Do When You’re NOT On Your Smartphone” GOLD

Kaua‘i High School (Kaua‘i) – “Hurricane Protection” BRONZE

Moloka‘i High School (Moloka‘i) “Text-A-Tip

Pacific Buddhist Academy (O‘ahu) – “Offering Incense” SILVER

 

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY & EDITING

Kapa‘a Middle School (Kaua‘i) – “Junior Lifeguard”

Maui High School (Maui) – “Tourette” GOLD

Moanalua High School (O‘ahu) – “Equestrian” SILVER

Sacred Hearts Academy (O‘ahu) – “IUCN”

Wai‘anae High School (O‘ahu) – “Parental Guidance Required” BRONZE

 

BEST FACTOID

Hana K-12  (Maui) – “School History”

Hawaiʻi Preparatory Academy (Hawai‘i Island) – “Solar Trees” GOLD

Konawaena High School (Hawai‘i Island) – “Wildcats”

Mililani High School (O‘ahu) – “Red Dirt” BRONZE

President William McKinley High School (O‘ahu) – “School Spirit” SILVER

 

HIKI NŌ
Episode #809 – Best Personal Profile – Middle School

 

Over the next seven weeks, HIKI NŌ will showcase student video stories that have been nominated for PBS Hawai‘i’s forthcoming HIKI NŌ Awards on March 23. This first episode presents the nominees for Best Personal Profile – Middle School, hosted by Noah Faumuina of Castle High School and Kukui Raymond of Wai‘anae High School.

 

This program encores Saturday, Jan. 28 at 12:00 pm and Sunday, Jan. 29 at 3:00 pm. You can also view HIKI NŌ episodes on our website, www.pbshawaii.org/hikino.

 


HIKI NŌ
Hawaian Value: Ho’omau

 

This is the premiere episode of HIKI NŌ Season 7, and the first in a series of six shows in which each episode focuses on a specific Hawaiian value.

 

The Hawaiian value for this show is ho’omau, which means to persevere, perpetuate, or continue.

 

The top story comes from the students at Maui High School, who follow former UH Wahine Volleyball star Cecilia Fernandez as she battles adenocarcinoma, a rare form of lung cancer. As a former athlete, Cecilia is used to contesting opponents by following a carefully devised game-plan. But because so little is known about this disease, Cecilia must persevere against an enemy she is not familiar with: uncertainty.

 

Also featured are these student stories:
Roosevelt High School on Oahu tell the story of Papahana Kuaola, a non-profit organization in Kaneohe that contributes to the preservation of Hawaiian culture through the preservation of land and native plants, public awareness and the use of chant.

 

Kapolei High School on Oahu profile Kapolei football player Papu Uti, who lost his leg from a debilitating accident but expects to return to playing football with a prosthetic leg.

 

Connections Public Charter School on Hawaii Island feature world-renowned slack key guitarist Cyril Pahinui, who continues his father Gabby Pahinui’s legacy by using his father’s teaching methods at workshops.

 

Ke Kula Niihau O Kekaha Public Charter School on Kauai tells the story of teacher Hope Kaimi Strickland who, raised on Niihau Island, honors her deceased husband’s wishes for their children to learn her Hawaiian culture and Niihau Hawaiian dialect.

 

Waianae Intermediate School on Oahu feature fellow student Crystal Cebedo. Crystal deals with the uncontrollable aspects of her life, such as her mother’s cancer, by keeping busy and meeting life’s challenges.

 

Konawaena High School on Hawaii Island shows us how the Kona Historical Society built an authentic, old-fashioned Portuguese oven for baking bread as a part of its efforts to recreate the traditions of old Kona.

 

This episode of HIKI NŌ is hosted by students from Radford High School on Oahu.

 

This program encores Saturday, Aug. 6 at 12:30 pm and Sunday, Aug. 7 at 3:00 pm. You can also view HIKI NŌ episodes on our website, www.pbshawaii.org/hikino.

 


Challenging Waianae father-daughter relationship featured on PBS Hawaii’s HIKI NŌ

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HONOLULU, HI – A father-daughter relationship of the “tough love” kind will be featured on HIKI NŌ, Thurs., Jan. 28 at 7:30 pm on PBS Hawaii.

 

Waianae High School students bring us the story of young wrestler Anuhea Hamilton and her challenging relationship with her father, Kimo Hamilton. Mr. Hamilton, a former wrestler himself, admits to pushing Anuhea hard so he can prepare his daughter for life after school. “It’s a cruel world out there,” he says.

 

http://pbshawaii.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/20160128_hikino_710_anuhea_hamilton_pressre.jpgFather and daughter often disagree and butt heads. However, Mr. Hamilton says: “There’s a difference between overbearing and old school. I’m old school.” In the end, father and daughter both come to the realization that their differences stem from a place of love and mutual respect.

 

Waipahu Intermediate School students host this episode, which will also feature these stories:

  • Students from Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School on Kauai tell the story of student Haley Gokan and her dog Harley, who has difficulty walking because of Canine Degenerative Myelopathy. Haley designed and built a wheelchair for Harley, giving him more mobility.
  • Students at Kamehameha Schools Maui Middle tell us about a faith-based meals program, Feed My Sheep, that is helping the needy on the Valley Isle.
  • Students from Mid-Pacific Institute on Oahu report on loopholes retailers are finding in Oahu’s plastic bag ban. Another story from the HIKI NŌ archives by H.P. Baldwin High School shows how retailers on Maui found innovative substitutes for plastic bags after Maui’s ban went into effect.
  • Students from Molokai High School tell us about a new program at their school called Text-A-Tip that helps students anonymously report suspicious activities on campus

This episode will be posted online after the broadcast premiere: pbshawaii.org/hikino

 

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2015 HIKI NŌ Award Nominees

Best Personal Profile – Middle School Division

Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School – “Papa Fu”  (Kauai)

Kapaa Middle School – “Fire Knife Dancer”  (Kauai)

King Intermediate School – “DJ Aisha”  (Oahu)

Lahaina Intermediate School – “Security Guard”  (Maui)

Seabury Hall Middle School – “Marching Band Director”  (Maui)

 

 

Best Personal Profile – High School Division

Campbell High School – “Dancing Teen”   (Oahu)

Hana K-12 School – “Songbird of Hana”  (Maui)

Iolani School – “Summer Kozai”   (Oahu)

Kealakehe High School – “Red Cross Volunteer”  (Hawaii Island)

Mid-Pacific Institute – “Mark Yamanaka”  (Oahu)

 

 

Best Home-Base School – Middle School Division

Kamehameha Schools Maui Middle  (Maui)

Kapaa Middle School  (Kauai)

Punahou Middle School  (Oahu)

 

 

Best Home-Base School – High School Division

Island School  (Kauai)

Kaiser High School  (Oahu)

Kua o ka La Public Charter School Milolii Hipuu Virtual Academy  (Hawaii Island)

Leilehua High School  (Oahu)

Mid-Pacific Institute (Oahu)

 

 

Best News Writing – Middle School Division

Aliamanu Middle School – “Ms. Lee Loy” (Oahu)

Ewa Makai Middle School – “Tech P.E.”  (Oahu)

Hongwanji Mission School – “Father Coach”  (Oahu)

Maui Waena Intermediate School – “Sports Complex”  (Maui)

 

 

Best News Writing – High School Division

Kalaheo High School – “Battery 405”  (Oahu)

Kamehameha Schools Kapalama – “Never Alone Video Game”  (Oahu)

Kua o ka La Public Charter School Milolii Hipuu Virtual Academy – “Mauna Kea TMT”  (Hawaii Island)

Maui High School – “All Pono Sports” (Maui)

Waimea High School – “Historic Waimea Theater” (Kauai)

 

 

Best Cinematography (High School and Middle School Combined)

Island School – “Champion Body Boarder”  (Kauai)

Hawaii Preparatory Academy – “Waipio Valley Taro” (Hawaii Island)

Kamehameha Schools Maui Middle – “Kula Farmer”  (Maui)

Kapaa High School – “Kauai Juice Company”  (Kauai)

Maui High School – “School Safety” (Maui)

Waiakea High School – “Two Ladies Kitchen”  (Hawaii Island)

Waianae High School – “Water Safety Heroes” (Oahu)

Waipahu High School – “Following Victoria Cuba” (Oahu)

 

 

Best Overall Story – Middle School Division

Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School – “Plantation Coffee Company”  (Kauai)

Ka Waihona o ka Naauao Public Charter School – “Kaahaaina’s Thanksgiving” (Oahu)

Maui Waena Intermediate School – “Community Service” (Maui)

Waianae Intermediate School – “Beauty and the Beast”  (Oahu)

Wheeler Middle School – “Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro”  (Oahu)

 

 

Best Overall Story – High School Division

H.P. Baldwin High School – “Anti-Meth Teen”  (Maui)

Konawaena High School – “Sticking With Lacrosse” (Hawaii Island)

Maui High School – “Avalon Angel of ALS”  (Maui)

Waiakea High School – “ACL Injuries”  (Hawaii Island)

Waianae High School – “Stressed Athlete”  (Oahu)

HIKI NŌ
Top 2014/2015 School Year Stories

 

This episode of HIKI NŌ features some of the top stories from the Fall Quarter of the 2014/2015 school year. It’s hosted by students Lara Sato from Castle High School and Christian Yasuoka from Roosevelt High School, who will introduce the following outstanding stories:

 

Kapaa Middle School’s profile of the youngest, and only female, fire knife dancer on Kauai; Maui High School’s story about a mother’s courageous battle with ALS and how her daughter’s school undertook the Ice Bucket Challenge in her honor; Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School’s look at a Kauai coffee shop that hires troubled teens to give them a chance to get their lives back on track; Wheeler Middle School’s primer on how to use Google to organize your potluck parties; Ka Waihona o Ka Naauao Public Charter School’s story of a second-generation Waianae farmer who brings people together with a traditional Hawaiian paina (party) that he hosts at his home each fall; and Iolani School’s inspiring portrait of Summer Kozai, an Iolani graduate whose positive outlook has helped her adapt to life as a quadruple amputee. Also featured will be glimpses of life in Milolii from Kua o ka La Public Charter School Milolii Hipuu Virtual Academy.

 

2014 HIKI NŌ Awards:
High School Winners

 

Hosted by PBS Hawaii President and CEO Leslie Wilcox and Bank of Hawaii Foundation President Donna Tanoue, this special highlights the schools nominated in the High School Division of the HIKI NŌ AWARDS 2014 and will present the winning High School stories in their entirety.  The award categories include: Best News Writing, Best Personal Profile, Best Home-Base School, and Best Overall News Stories.