Over 200 middle and high school students from across the state entered in the fourth annual Aloha Harvest’s Compassion in Arts competition and were challenged to create works of art that relayed a message of empathy for the needy, hungry and homeless.
The theme of this year’s event was held in honor of World Food Day, October 16.
Of the 200 entries, 29 finalists were recognized and chosen to have their artwork displayed at the Honolulu Museum of Art. The entries will be on display through November 11, 2015.
Aloha Harvest is a non-profit organization and Hawaii’s only food rescue program that supplies social services with the resources necessary to feed the state’s hungry and homeless.
The competition provides the younger generations with a platform to learn and see the impacts compassion has on our communities.
Here is the list of winners:
3D High School Category
1st Place: “A Handful of Food for World Hunger” by Michelle Chang, Punahou
2nd Place: “Rice and Beans” by Jasmin Patel, Seabury Hall (Maui)
3rd Place: “Compassion in Kindness” by C.O., Olomana School.
3D Middle School Category
1st Place: “Feeding the Homeless” by Noah Ah Mook Sang, St. John Vianney
2nd Place: “Under the World’s Roof” by Diza Hendrawan & Mahina Williams, Punahou
3rd Place: “The Circle of Compassion” by Nicole Buyukacar
Digital Graphics Category
1st Place: “Potato of Destiny” by Pedro Prescott, Hawaii Academy of Arts & Science (Big Island)
2nd Place: “Michael Angelo 2.0” by Benigno Ballesteros, Jr, Damien Memorial High
3rd Place: “Time to Type, Time to Know” by Casey Nguyen, Kaiser High
Drawing - High School Category
1st Place: “Unite & Fight Hunger” by Brooke Anuhea Eiden, Kapolei High
2nd Place: “Feeding the Needy” by Jonathan Montecillo, Waipahu High
3rd Place: Untitled by Raegan Bishop, Ho’ala School
Drawing - Middle School Category
1st Place: “A Can Can Save a Life” by Kenta Sakamoto, Stevenson Middle
2nd Place: “The Giving Tree” by Archer Heimen-Smith, Seabury Hall (Maui)
3rd Place: Untitled by Julia Nguyen, Stevenson Middle
Mixed Media Category
1st Place: “Feed the World” by Angelica Devers, Kapolei Middle
2nd Place: “Starvation” by Kristen Glenn, Kaiser High
3rd Place: “A Helping Hand” by Chloe Michelle Rodriguez, Ho’ala School
1st Place: “Fruit of Life” by Violet ‘Iolani Moon, Kealakehe High (Big Island)
2nd Place: “Helping Now for Growth Tomorrow” by Emily Stone, Kamehameha Schools
3rd Place: “In a Perfect World” by Lillian Pickering, Seabury Hall (Maui)
1st Place: “It’s All Relative” by Brooke Maser, Kaiser High
1st Place: “Be Thankful” by Kiamana Johnson, Colin Shimizu, Kenna-Seanne Casil, Alexis Akaka and Kamakakai Lau, Ewa Makai Middle
“We Can Change the World” by Alanna Cutler, Hawaii Academy of Arts & Science (Big Island)
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