Student Mālama Awards 2012
“Celebrating Student Leadership in Sustainability”
The Office of the Mayor is pleased to announce the winners of the first Hawai‘i Island Student Mālama Award, a program that highlights and celebrates student stewards of sustainability on Hawai‘i Island. Outstanding student leaders and groups in this field will be awarded $500 scholarships.
Eligible projects included, but were not limited to topics such as renewable energy and energy efficiency; agriculture, such as school gardens and local foods; resource management, such as zero waste; community-based volunteerism, social and community service; and environmental projects, such as conservation and preservation of the ocean, land and forest.
Scholarships were awarded to winners in K-5, 6-8 and 9-12 grade categories:
Elementary School Recipient: Kahakai Elementary Green Team
Intermediate School Recipient: Kua O Ka Lā Intermediate School Hui Lokahi
High School Recipient: Makana Agcaoili, Pāhoa Intermediate and High School Green Club President.
“Thanks to all the students, schools, teachers and community members who supported this year’s student projects and congratulations on the conclusion of another successful school year,” said Mayor Billy Kenoi. “We look forward to another round of Student Mālama Awards next year.”