Area Video Teams Honored By ‘Olelo

Four entries from Windward Oahu video teams made it to the winners circle in the 2015 ‘Olelo Youth Xchange Video Competition, which drew a record 892 submissions this year.

At stake was a high-definition Sony digital video camera for the winning school in each of 44 divisional categories.

Honorees were announced May 4 at an awards gala in Waikiki (and in a live cablecast on ‘Olelo Channel 54).

Among the winners are the following area schools, their category and title.

• King Intermediate School — Traffic Safety:

Riding in the Back of a Truck

• Kailua Intermediate School — Forest Health Hawaii: T.V. News 1: Wildfires

• Kainalu Elementary School — Creating Peace: What is Your World Full Of

• Kainalu Elementary School — Short: What is Your Career Lexile

Beyond the prizes and the glory, however, organizers of the 12th annual event said it’s designed to “give island keiki a voice to tell stories in a variety of video formats and about subjects that are meaningful to them.”