HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - On Wednesday, July 9, 84 high school students entering grades 10-12, and 16 recent Oahu high school graduates celebrated their completion of the Honolulu Community College Construction Academy Summer Program.
The program ended with a special recognition ceremony where they crowned Clynt Araki as their new Gundam Champion, for his exception craftsmanship and creativity.
The student teams given the task to design and fabricate a one-of-a-kind metal robot figure based on the classic anime, Gundam. Each mini gundam prototype was put on display for friends and family who attended the recognition ceremony.
“The goal of our summer program is to ultimately give our students the chance to experience a little bit of the college campus scene," said Julian Tyrell, Construction Academy Summer Program Coordinator, "Students get the opportunity to get hands on training in various trades, giving them the opportunity to make informed choices, so that they can steer their own futures."