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Students honored in AlohaCare art contest

By Staff | Nov 17, 2016

Third place winner Trustyn Mokiao-Landford, a kindergartener at Kualapuu Elementary School, displays his “How I Stay Healthy” artwork with teacher Kim Johnston.

HONOLULU – Three Maui County students were among the winners of AlohaCare’s 14th annual Children’s Art Contest.

Trustyn Mokiao-Landford of Kualapuu Elementary School, Molokai, took second place in the kindergarten category; Haven Sambrano of Wailuku Elementary School took second place in the first and second grade category; and Pumehana Kapua of Lanai High and Elementary School took third place in the fifth and sixth grade category.

AlohaCare also congratulates the teachers of each student: Kim Johnston of Kualapuu Elementary School, Debbie Kiyabu of Wailuku Elementary School, and Erin Nakano of Lanai High and Elementary School.

AlohaCare has given away more than $2,000 in prize money. The first, second and third place winners in each of the four grade categories received $100, $75 and $50, respectively.

The art contest was open to students statewide in four grade levels: kindergarten, first and second grade, third and fourth grade, and fifth and sixth grade. The students submitted drawings based on one of four health-related topics: preventive health, mental health, nutrition and physical activities.

The drawings will be featured in AlohaCare’s 2017 calendar, to be released in December. For more information, call John Mai, AlohaCare’s community relations manager, at (808) 973-0804.