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Last Chance for Hawaii Students to Enter Toyota's Dream Car Contest

Last Chance for Hawaii Students to Enter Toyota's Dream Car Contest

There’s only a little time left for Toyota Hawaii’s 2015 Dream Car Art Contest, open to all students age 15 years and younger statewide. Entrants can create original, hand-drawn illustrations of “Your Dream Car” and finalists will receive an iPad Mini or cash prize, and will be submitted to the World Competition, where they could be selected to receive an all-expenses-paid trip to Japan to attend the final awards ceremony in the summer of 2015. Entry forms and rules are available online at ToyotaHawaii.com and at all Toyota Hawaii Dealerships. Looking for inspiration? See last year’s top-scoring entries from Jan 9 – 31 at the Honolulu Academy of Arts Academy Art Center at Linekona at 1111 Victoria Street.

Important Details:

·       Entry forms are posted online at ToyotaHawaii.com, and are available at all Toyota Hawaii dealerships statewide.

Kiewit Building Group Inc. Announces 2015 Scholarship Program

Kiewit Building Group Inc., one of Hawaii’s leading general contractors, today issued a call for high school seniors to apply for the 2015 Kiewit Scholarship Program. The program awards three $2,500 scholarships annually to college-bound students interested in studying engineering, architecture or construction management. Since 2007, Kiewit has awarded more than $45,000 in scholarship monies to high school seniors across the state, from public and private schools on Oahu and neighboring islands.

Call for Hawaii Student Artists to Participate in Toyota's 2015 Dream Car Art Contest

Call for Hawaii Student Artists to Participate in Toyota's 2015 Dream Car Art Contest

Toyota Hawaii is inviting all students age 15 years and younger  statewide to create original, hand-drawn illustrations of “Your Dream Car” for Toyota Hawaii’s 2015 Dream Car Art Contest. Entry forms and rules are now available online at ToyotaHawaii.com and at all Toyota Hawaii Dealerships. Hawaii finalists will receive an iPad Mini® or cash prize, and will be submitted to the World Competition, where they could be selected to receive an all-expenses-paid trip to Japan to attend the final awards ceremony in the summer of 2015.

Important Details:

·       Entry forms are posted online at ToyotaHawaii.com, and are available at all Toyota Hawaii dealerships statewide.

Active Schools Earn Awards in Kaiser Permanente's Fire Up Your Feet Activity Challenge

 Active Schools Earn Awards in Kaiser Permanente's Fire Up Your Feet Activity Challenge

Thousands of students, families and school staff at more than 24 schools in Hawaii recently participated in the semiannual Fire Up Your Feet Activity Challenge, tracking more than 1,481,690 minutes of physical activity — walking, biking, jogging, surfing and more — over the course of one month. Kaiser Permanente awarded a combined total of $7,000 to 10 active schools on Oahu, Maui, Kauai and the Big Island, which will go toward supporting physical activity and wellness programs at their schools.

Robert Landau Named New Executive Director Of Hawaii Association Of Independent Schools

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Association of Independent Schools (HAIS) Board of Directors has named Robert Landau the organization’s new executive director, replacing longtime Executive Director Robert Witt, who is retiring.

Landau has worked as an educator, principal, superintendent and director for notable schools across the globe. He most recently was deputy superintendent of the prestigious Singapore American School in Singapore. His career has spanned nearly forty years in Europe, Asia and the United States. He was chosen as HAIS executive director after an extensive search within and outside of Hawaii.

Student Artists Receive Mayoral Awards/Returns from Japan's World Toyota Dream Car Art Contest

Student Artists Receive Mayoral Awards/Returns from Japan's World Toyota Dream Car Art Contest

HONOLULUToyotaHawaii.com – The last week of August this year, Toyota Hawaii flew 13-year-old Teah Laupapa, from Kapolei, and 12-year-old Emma Thain, from Koloa, Kauai, to Japan for an all-expenses paid trip to compete in the World Dream Car Art Contest. The two girls, along with each set of parents, toured the city of Nagoya, visited a Buddhist temple, and painted a lantern. Laupapa recalls, “I liked the fact that I got to bond with my parents through the experience and that we were able to learn so much about the Japanese culture. Both Laupapa and Thain received an award of “Best Finalist” for their respective creations at the World Art Contest in Japan. (All winners’ artwork can be seen “here.”)