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In this episode of HIKI NŌ on PBS Hawai‘i, discover the talent of Hawai‘i’s New Wave of Storytellers and go behind the scenes as they experience the second annual SHOOTS Summit Hawai‘i 2024, a statewide student media conference and contest.

The SHOOTS Summit attracted a record of more than 400 students along with dozens of teachers, chaperones, and volunteers from elementary, middle and high schools from O‘ahu, Maui, Kaua‘i and Hawai‘i Island.

The event was organized by the teachers of Hawaii Creative Media.

There were 24 contest categories at this year’s event, including broadcast news segment, music video, animation, commercial and promotional video, short film, silent film, Public Service Announcement, and even a weather report category. Students also tested their skills in still photography, portraits and vlogs.

HIKI NŌ on PBS Hawai‘i provided several professional mentors and staff to conduct educational breakout sessions about journalism, video production and storytelling.

This special episode is hosted by Mari Iwata, a senior at Waiākea High School on Hawaiʻi Island, who shares some of the award winning work that was produced during the conference.

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Rianne Empanado – 11th Grader at Hilo High School

“Being a part of the SHOOTS Summit is definitely a huge opportunity. And I can bring it back to Hilo High. Even though it’s a bit of a crunch time, definitely, because it’s six hours for most competitions, you’ll definitely gain experience especially through the breakout rooms.”