Three East Schools In Running For Video Wins

Kaiser and Kalani high and Sacred Hearts Academy are in the running for top awards April 12 at the 10th ‘Olelo Youth Xchange Video Competition awards banquet at Ko Olina Resort.

The Kaiser video team is a finalist for two of its entries in the “Be A Jerk” theme: That’s What Brothers Are For and The Alternative. Judges singled out Kalani’s entry on the “Peacemaker” theme for The Teacher’s Gun Ballad. Sacred Hearts is up for mini-documentary honors among elementary students for People in Hawaii: Bethany Hamilton.

The cable firm announced a record 658 entries this year, and judges picked 114 as finalists. At stake is a high-definition Sony digital video camera for the winning school in each of 38 categories. Three finalists were picked in each category among public, private and charter schools statewide.

As Hawaii’s oldest and largest youth video contest, the program is intended to help keiki develop their storytelling voice in a variety of video formats on subjects meaningful to them. The program is supported by several government and private sponsors, including First Hawaiian Bank, Honolulu Star-Advertiser and Ko Olina Hawaii.