Answering the Call to Conserve

Molokai students winners of poster contest.

Maui County Department of Water Supply News Release

Molokai keiki grow up learning that water is gold, and that philosophy stood them in good stead in the Department of Water Supply’s First Annual Water Conservation Poster Contest. Four Molokai students were contest winners in the county-wide challenge, and a fifth received honorable mention.

The contest was open to all Maui County students from Kindergarten through Grade 12. The goal was to educate Maui County’s keiki on the importance of water conservation and encourage them to take an active role in ensuring the sustainability of Maui’s water supply. Winning entries and honorable mentions will be featured in the 2011 Water Conservation Calendar.

The Department of Water Supply is planning to hold a small award ceremony for the Molokai winners of its Water Conservation Poster Contest.  The award ceremony will be held on Monday, May 24th at 2:30pm on the Molokai Public Library Lawn.  Come to see the lucky students who will receive U.S. savings bonds as their prizes. 

Four hundred fifty-two entries from 42 public, private and home-based schools were received. Judging took place on March 11, 2010. Mahalo to the three judges who volunteered their time and talent: elementary school teacher Iris Yamashige, West Maui Mountain Watershed Partnership Coordinator Chris Brosius, and Maui artist and owner of Turnbull Studios and Sculpture Garden Steve Turnbull.  A special thanks to all the students who participated in the contest.

To view the award winning art pieces, go to

Molokai Winners:
3rd/4th Grade Division 3rd Place: Michelle McGuire, Kualapu`u Elementary School
5th/6th Grade Division 1st Place: Cendall Manley, Home School – Molokai
7th/8th Grade Division 1st  Place: Xrystina Bicoy, Aka`ula School
7th/8th Grade Division Honorable Mention: Daniel Iaea III, Aka`ula School 
High School Division 3rd Place: Iokewe Kalima-Moses, Molokai High School


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