LYAA Un­veils Top Young Artists

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The 17th an­nual Lee­ward Young Artist Awards pro­gram an­nounced this year’s win­ning group of cre­ative keiki dur­ing a Nov. 9 cer­e­mony at Kapolei Hale.

The evening hon­ored a to­tal of 48 stu­dents who were se­lected out of more than 250 en­tries from 19 West Oahu pub­lic schools.

Among the 10 stu­dent win­ners are kinder­gart­ner Hunter Ashak from Kapolei Ele­men­tary; Stane­sha Hut­sell, grade 1, Makak­ilo Ele­men­tary; Shev­elle Kalaola, grade 6, Man­ana Ele­men­tary; Kalissa Pundyke, grade 6, Ewa Ele­men­tary; Vin­cent Ber­ca­sio, grade 7, High­lands In­ter­me­di­ate; Ju­lia Ku­ratsu, grade 8, Kapolei Mid­dle School; Jes­sica Sa­mante, grade 8, Ewa Makai Mid­dle School; Jas­mine Del Rosario, grade 9, Pearl City High; Beethoven Sausal, grade 10, Waipahu High; and Sargie Mae Ag­caoili, a ju­nior at Kapolei High.

In ad­di­tion, the Honolulu Academy of Arts awarded schol­ar­ships to three stu­dents to at­tend arts classes at the Academy Art Cen­ter. They are Ewa Makai fourth­grader Kammi Mat­sumoto, High­lands In­ter­me­di­ate sev­enth-grader Vin­cent Ver­ca­sio and Apoga Sifa­ga­loa, who is a se­nior at Wa­ianae High School.

Art­work from all fi­nal­ists will be on dis­play in the Kapolei Hale lobby un­til Nov. 15. Momi­lani El­e­men- tary, High­lands Ele­men­tary and Camp­bell High schools also boast stu­dents who were among the 38 fi­nal­ists.

Camp­bell Es­tate es­tab­lished the Lee­ward Young Artist Awards as a way to rec­og­nize the im­por­tant role the arts play in the devel­op­ment of young minds.

The spon­sors’ list in­cludes Wal­mart, the state Depart­ment of Ed­u­ca­tion’s Lee­ward District, the City and the Mayor’s Of­fice of Cul­ture and the Arts.

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