Hiki Nō Festival showcases student video stories

August 22, 2014 7:43 am 0 comments

HPA Hiki No CrewThe public is invited to view outstanding student-produced video stories on the big screen at PBS Hawaii’s first-ever Hiki Nō Festival. The featured stories, produced last school year, have aired on PBS Hawaii’s student news program, Hiki Nō, and are nominated in this year’s Hiki Nō Awards.

Hiki Nō is Hawaii’s first statewide student news network, made up of 86 public, private and charter schools from across the islands. Through the production of video news stories about their schools and communities, students gain valuable workforce and life skills, while teachers engage their students in hands-on, collaborative learning.

The Hiki Nō Festival screening events are free of charge and will be at these locations:

OAHU

Consolidated Theatres – Ward
Wednesday, August 27 at 6:00 pm

Consolidated Theatres – Pearlridge
Saturday, August 30 at 6:00 pm

MAUI

Consolidated Theatres – Kaahumanu
Monday, August 25 at 6:00 pm

KAUAI

Waimea Theater
Tuesday, August 26 at 6:00 pm

HAWAII ISLAND

Hilo: Waiakea High School
Waimea: Hawaii Preparatory Academy -
Gates Performing Arts Center
Thursday, August 28 at 6:00 pm

The public can also watch the nominated stories from Friday, August 29 through Thursday, September 4 at Consolidated Theatres – Pearlridge for a reduced ticket price. A portion of these proceeds will go toward supporting the Hiki Nō learning initiative in Hawaii’s classrooms.

The winners of the Hiki Nō Awards will be announced via live stream on Wednesday, September 17 at PBSHawaii.org. Leslie Wilcox, President and CEO of PBS Hawaii, will present the winners with Donna Tanoue, President of Bank of Hawaii Foundation, Hiki Nō’s founding broadcast underwriter. A panel of veteran local news professionals will determine the winners.

A one-minute festival trailer and the complete list of nominated schools are posted at PBSHawaii.org/hikinoawards.

PBS Hawaii is Hawaii’s sole member of the trusted Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). We advance learning and discovery through storytelling that profoundly touches people’s lives. We bring the world to Hawaii and Hawaii to the world.

2014 HIKI NŌ Awards Nominees

BEST NEWS WRITING—HIGH SCHOOL

  • “Nick Acosta” – Damien Memorial School
  • “Four Sisters Bakery” – H.P. Baldwin High School
  • “The Queen’s Words” – Kamehameha Schools Kapalama
  • “Relay for Life” – Kapolei High School
  • “Heads Up” – Waianae High School

BEST PERSONAL PROFILE—HIGH SCHOOL

  • “Jazz Sax Player” – Campbell High School
  • “Aspiring Filmmaker” – Iolani School
  • “Kimberly Yap” – Lahainaluna High School
  • “Street Performer” – Mid-Pacific Institute
  • “Dance Away the Pain” – Waiakea High School

BEST OVERALL NEWS STORY—HIGH SCHOOL

  • “Albatross” – Island School
  • “USS Missouri Exhibit” – Kapolei High School
  • “Sandy Hook Mural” – Konawaena High School
  • “Same Sex Weddings” – Maui High School
  • “What’s the Catch?” – Waianae High School
  • “Victoria Cuba” – Waipahu High School

BEST NEWS WRITING—MIDDLE SCHOOL

  • “Transitioning to Middle School” – Aliamanu Middle School
  • “Friendship House” – Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School
  • “Bullied Teacher” – Waianae Intermediate
  • “Waipahu Smokestack” – Waipahu Intermediate

BEST PERSONAL PROFILE—MIDDLE SCHOOL

  • “Alan Nagao” – Kainalu Elementary School
  • “Substitute Teacher” – Kamehameha Schools Maui Middle
  • “Crossing Guard” – Lahaina Intermediate
  • “21st Century Cowgirl” – Seabury Hall Middle

BEST OVERALL NEWS STORY—MIDDLE SCHOOL

  • “Kapaa Gridlock” – Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School
  • “Tails of Aloha” – Kainalu Elementary
  • “Trans-Global Voyage” – Ka Waihona o ka Naauao
  • “Sea Turtles in Peril” – Seabury Hall Middle
  • “Raquel’s World” – Waianae Intermediate

BEST HOME-BASE SCHOOL—HIGH SCHOOL

  • Hawaii Preparatory Academy
  • H.P. Baldwin High School
  • Kapaa High School
  • Lanai High and Elementary School
  • Nanakuli High and Intermediate School

BEST HOME-BASE SCHOOL—MIDDLE SCHOOL

  • Aliamanu Middle School
  • Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School
  • Seabury Hall Middle School
  • Waianae Intermediate School

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