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Prince J. Kuhio Essay Contest for 7th and 8th Graders

Kapolei, Hawaii 

Legacy Contest

The Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs Announces the 2015 Prince Kūhiō Legacy Essay Contest 

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(Honolulu, HI January 2, 2015) – The Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs announces the 2015 Prince Kūhiō Legacy Essay Contest.  The legacy contest is open to all 7th and 8th Grade students of public, private or charter schools, Hawaiian Language Immersion schools or home-school. Students are asked to submit an essay that is at least 500 words.  The essay must reference Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalaniana‘ole – “Ke Ali‘i Maka‘āinana” (The Citizen Prince) and may be written in ‘Olelo Hawai’i.

Some examples of possible essays are…

- Who was Prince Kūhiō and what was his impact on Hawai’i ?

- What Prince Kūhiō might think of today’s world and why. 

- How has the work(s) of Prince Kūhiō affected you or your family or your friends ?

- How would you continue the work(s) of Prince Kūhiō today ?    

The O’ahu Council of Hawaiian Civic Clubs is coordinating this contest and will award First and Second place prizes for each grade level. First place is $300 and second place is $200. 

Entries may be submitted by email to   or mailed to Hawaii Maoli  Attn. Legacy Contest 91-1270 Kinoiki Street Kapolei, HI 96707. The contest entries are due by March 15, 2015.

ESSAY CONTEST RULES:

    1. Open to all middle school students, 7th and 8th grade students of public, private or charter schools, Hawaiian Language Immersion schools or home-school.
    2. The essay entry must be at least 500 words. It must be neatly typed or handwritten in black ink. Entries not meeting the criteria will be disqualified.
    3. The essay enrty must reference Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalaniana‘ole – “Ke Ali‘i Maka‘āinana” (The Citizen Prince). It may be written in ‘Ōlelo Hawai’i.
      1. Examples…
        1. Who was Prince Kūhiō and what was his impact on Hawai’i ?
        2. What Prince Kūhiō might think of today’s world and why. 
        3. How has the work(s) of Prince Kūhiō affected you or your family or your friends ?
        4. How would you continue the work(s) of Prince Kūhiō today ?
    2. An entry form must be completed and attached to the essay.


DO NOT WRITE YOUR NAME ON THE ENTRY ITSELF. A number will be assigned.

    5. Principal/Counselors or Administrators are encouraged to offer more information and additional entry forms to interested students, by having them call Ruby Maunakea at 348-4152, Kuuipo Kumukahi at 227-0600, Pumelani Camacho at 428-3434 or go on-line at princekuhiofestival.org.
    5. All entries become the property of the PRINCE KŪHIŌ LEGACY CONTEST. Parents or guardians, please sign the release form and the entry form. Entries may be copied or reproduced.
    5. First and second place prizes will be awarded in each grade level.


First place is $300 and second place is $200. Contest ends March 15, 2015.

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Entries may be submitted by email to 

By Mail: Hawaii Maoli

Attn. Legacy Contest

91-1270 Kinoiki Street

Kapolei, HI 96707

Waimanalo Mourns the Passing of Two Kupuna Kane, Alva Wright and Al Lewis

Waimanalo, Hawaii

The Waimanalo Hawaiian Homes Association (WHHA) Leary recently the passing of two notable Kilimanjaro kane of Waimanalo who had passed away.  Our sincere condolences to the families and friends who have and continually work with their neighbors, friends and Waimanalo community.

Alva and his students of Pa Ola Hawaii have dedicated their work in preserving and perpetuating the native Hawaiian cultural practices of lomilomi, hula, laau lapaau and lua.

Al Lewis a strong Democratic Party supporter and youth athletic fundraising enthusiast whose voice was known during the annual Waimanalo Carnival would ring out, "Spend, spend, spend!"

 We will miss you both, but will remember your work and accomplishments. 

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