KAHUKU, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A talented recent Kahuku graduate is getting national honors for a stunning photo.
Makoa Ho is one of 56 students nationwide to earn a gold medal from the Scholastic Art and Writing awards program.
He earned it for a photo he took on a whim of his friend.
It's titled, "compulsion," and it will be on display at the U.S. Department of Education building in Washington D.C.
Ho also traveled to New York where he received his gold medal at a Carnegie Hall ceremony.
Makoa comes from a talented family, his father is surfing legend Derek Ho and he is also related to the late legendary singer Don Ho.