Local Keiki Win Statewide Competition
Hawaii Lions Foundation awards Molokai students.
On Monday, May 19th, two Molokai students received cash awards from the Hawaii Lions Foundation.
Immediately following that presentation, Trustee Jackie went to Kualapu`u school. Kindergarten student Jasmine Quintua-Salavea was awarded a check for $200.00 from the foundation for placing first in her age category. This presentation was made in Jasmine's class room with principle Lydia Trinidad, teacher Kimberly Johnston, Jasmine's mom Johnessa, her brother, her Aunty Patti and her grandparents John and Dorothy Quintua all in attendance! Photos were taken by Lion Bill Cushman.
This is the first time that a Molokai student has won first place in this statewide contest. There are only 16 prizes awarded each year from HLF.
Hawaii Lions Foundation is the non-profit tax-exempt subsidiary of the District 50 Hawaii Lions. The purpose of HLF is to support the Lions Clubs of District 50 Hawaii in serving local communities as they carry out essential sight, hearing and other humanitarian projects. One of it's missions is to promote programs for the prevention and treatment of sight and hearing loss……. Sight Is Beautiful poster contest is such a program.
This contest is presented yearly to every elementary school and private school on Molokai. It's up to the principle/teachers whether or not they choose to let their students participate. Kualapu`u principle Lydia Trinidad has long time been a great supporter of this program. Year after year her students win most of the prize money on a local level……. Many thanks to Lydia and Janice for promoting this program this past school year.