Student Television Network

Hawai‘i students shine at national video competition

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Island schools nab 20 percent of
Student Television Network awards

 

Hawai‘i students shine at national video competition Island schools nab 20 percent of Student Television Network awards

A contingent of Hawai‘i schools took home 20 percent of the 196 prizes awarded at this year’s Student Television Network Convention, March 28-31 in Anaheim, CA. Photo: John Allen III/Searider Productions

 

State of Hawaii Department of Education seal logoHONOLULU – Students from Hawai‘i schools returned to the Islands with 20 percent of the 196 total awards given out at the 14th annual Student Television Network (STN) Convention in Anaheim, CA, held March 28-31. The complete list of Hawai‘i results begins below on this page.

 

All but one of the Hawai‘i schools that took home awards are public schools. Kamehameha Schools Maui, which won two awards, was the sole Hawai‘i private school in attendance. All of them participate in PBS Hawai‘i’s HIKI NŌ student news network.

 

Approximately 3,000 middle and high school students from across the U.S. gathered to compete in on-site, time-restricted contests in video journalism, television production, filmmaking, music videos, commercials, and public service announcements.

 

As in the last few STN competitions, the number of awards won by Hawai‘i schools was notably high in comparison to states with larger populations, such as California, Florida and Texas.

 

Two neighbor island middle schools led the Hawai‘i awards count – Kaua‘i’s Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School and Maui Waena Intermediate School, with seven awards each. Veteran student video production high schools Moanalua and Wai‘anae took home wins in major overall categories.

 

“Without a doubt, the stellar performance by Hawai‘i schools at STN is due to the work our schools have done with HIKI NŌ and PBS Hawai‘i,” said Kevin Matsunaga, Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School media teacher and STN regional board member. “Our Hawai‘i media teachers have worked tirelessly, as well, and the outstanding work their students have done at these competitions is proof that HIKI NŌ is making a huge difference in the lives of our students.”

 

“HIKI NŌ offers students the ideal preparation for this national competition and it also readies them for different professional paths – by teaching them to work their way through challenges and deliver quality work on tight deadlines,” said Leslie Wilcox, PBS Hawai‘i President and CEO.

 

“This national recognition is yet another testament of the quality work being produced by our HIKI NŌ students and the dedication of their media teachers and mentors,” stated Kathryn Matayoshi, Hawaii State Department of Education Schools Superintendent. “These opportunities would not be possible without the commitment and partnership with PBS Hawai‘i. The teamwork and use of technology needed to create these quality productions align with the Department’s mission to help our students connect with their communities and be lifelong learners.”

 

2017 Student Television Network – Hawai‘i Winners:

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CONVENTION RE-CAP

1st Place – Moanalua High School

2nd Place – Waipahu High School

Honorable Mention – Maui High School

 

SPOT FEATURE—MIDDLE SCHOOL

2nd Place – Maui Waena Intermediate School

3rd Place – Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School

 

MOVIE TRAILER—MIDDLE SCHOOL

2nd Place – Maui Waena Intermediate School

Honorable Mention – Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School

 

“TELL THE STORY”

Honorable Mention – Waiakea High School

Honorable Mention – Wai‘anae High School

 

NAT. SOUND PACKAGE—MIDDLE SCHOOL

1st Place – Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School

Honorable Mention – Maui Waena Intermediate School

 

NAT. SOUND PACKAGE—HIGH SCHOOL

Honorable Mention – Moanalua High School

Honorable Mention – Wai‘anae High School

 

COMMERCIAL—HIGH SCHOOL

3rd Place – Moanalua High School

 

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT—HIGH SCHOOL

1st Place – Maui High School

3rd Place – Moanalua High School

Honorable Mention – McKinley High School

 

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT—MIDDLE SCHOOL

2nd Place – Wai‘anae Intermediate School

3rd Place – Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School

Honorable Mention – Maui Waena Intermediate School

 

WEATHER REPORT—HIGH SCHOOL

2nd Place – Kapolei High School

 

SILENT FILM—MIDDLE SCHOOL

3rd Place – Maui Waena Intermediate School

Honorable Mention – Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School

 

ACTION SPORTS—HIGH SCHOOL

Honorable Mention – Kamehameha Schools Maui High

 

ANCHOR TEAM—MIDDLE SCHOOL 

3rd Place – Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School

 

MUSIC VIDEO—MIDDLE SCHOOL 

2nd Place – Maui Waena Intermediate School

Honorable Mention – Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School

 

CRAZY 8s BROADCAST NEWS MAGAZINE—MIDDLE SCHOOL

1st Place – Maui Waena Intermediate School

2nd Place – Kamehameha Schools Maui Middle

3rd Place – Wai‘anae Intermediate School

 

CRAZY 8s BROADCAST NEWS MAGAZINE—HIGH SCHOOL

Honorable Mention – Wai‘anae High School

 

CRAZY 8s SHORT FILM DOCUMENTARY—HIGH SCHOOL

3rd Place – McKinley High School

 

CRAZY 8s SHORT FILM FICTION—MIDDLE SCHOOL

2nd Place – Ewa Makai Middle School

3rd Place – Wai‘anae Intermediate School

 

FILM EXCELLENCE BEST WRITING

Waipahu High School

 

FILM EXCELLENCE BEST EDITING

Moanalua High School

 

FILM EXCELLENCE BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Moanalua High School

 

FILM EXCELLENCE BEST ANIMATION

Wai‘anae High School

 

MONTHLY BROADCAST EXCELLENCE AWARD

Wai‘anae High School

 

HIKI NŌ
Outstanding stories from Spring Quarter 2014/2015

 

This special edition of HIKI NŌ highlights is hosted by HIKI NŌ grad Victoria Cuba and features some of the outstanding stories from the Spring Quarter of the 2014/2015 school year:

 

From Waipahu High School on Oahu: a follow-up story on Victoria Cuba. We first met Victoria last season as a senior at Waipahu High School, when she opened up about being homeless. Now, she attends the University of Hawaii at Manoa on a full scholarship and interns at PBS Hawaii. No longer homeless, she resides in a UH dorm, but admits that the transition has had its challenges.

 

From Kapaa High School on Kauai: the story of a new program created by the Kauai Humane Society to encourage the adoption of dogs. Volunteers take dogs from the Kauai Humane Society on field trips to various places on the island to help them meet potential owners.

 

From Ewa Makai Middle School on Oahu: an introduction to P.E. for the 21st century. When students take physical education at this high-tech middle school on the Ewa plain, they don’t just play dodge ball or run laps around the track. We learn how their innovative P.E. program is using computer technology to help students get fit both physically and technologically.

 

From Mid Pacific Institute on Oahu: a profile of Na Hoku Hanohano Award-winning musician Mark Yamanaka. Yamanaka shares one of the biggest challenges of his life – not being of Hawaiian ancestry and wanting to play Hawaiian music.

 

From Moanalua High School on Oahu: the story of Moanalua history teacher Cris Pasquil, who uses non-traditional activities like group projects, skits and even music to instill a love of learning in his students. He draws inspiration from his own experience learning hula under kumu hula Robert Cazimero and his halau’s victory at the esteemed Merrie Monarch Festival earlier this year.

 

From Konawaena High School on Hawaii Island: the story of how their school is trying to develop one of only two high school lacrosse teams on the island. Konawaena teacher Daniel Curran is on a mission to make lacrosse a mainstream sport in Hawaii. Starting a team has many unique challenges, but students say the benefits are worth it.

 

From Maui Waena Intermediate School on Maui: the story of their experience at the 2015 Student Television Network conference and video competition in San Diego, California. Although the primary purpose of their trip was to participate in the video competition, they also spent a great deal of time volunteering for worthy San Diego-based causes. The Maui Waena students went on to win several awards at the competition, but they consider their hours of community service as the most rewarding part of the trip.