Lokelani students win ocean film contest

Lokelani Intermediate School has won the first Student Ocean Film Contest conducted by the Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence-Island Earth, according to a news release.

The winning entry was “Skippy Hau, An Aquatic Biologist.” It was filmed by Lokelani’s Wave Rider Production team and was shown at the Waimea Ocean Film Festival on the Big Island in January.

The film touched on themes of ocean experience, ocean environment and island culture.

The Lokelani student team was composed of Martin Fakava, Aisake Fakava, Megan King and Ben King. The background music was performed by Shaye Thorup and Sale Ioakimi. Their media teacher/adviser was Maysie Tam.

Lokelani Intermediate is part of PBS Hawaii’s Hiki No Program, the nation’s first student news story network. Stories are planned, filmed, edited and exported by students. To see “Skippy Hau, An Aquatic Biologist,” visit vimeo.com/60300249.