Latex allergy awareness theme of school creativity contest

Karina Lynch is shown with her first-place entry in the Latex Allergy Awareness Creativity Contest on Oct. 10.

The fourth annual award ceremony for the Maui County Middle & High School Latex Allergy Awareness Creativity Contest, co-sponsored by Maui Health Systems, Maui Memorial Medical Center Foundation and Maui Memorial Medical Center, took place Oct. 10.

This year’s theme was “Truths of Living with a Latex Allergy.” The student art pieces helped to illustrate the theme, as well as the keys to living a full and active life with a latex allergy. The winners were:

• First Place — Karina Lynch, Maui High School senior. Piece title: “Isolation.”

• Second Place — Juliana Andrade, Maui High School senior. Piece title: “Surrounded.”

• Honorable Mention — Camyrn Ehlers, Maui High School senior. Piece title: “Exposure”; Rashley Faye Villamer, Maui High School senior. Piece title: “United to Protect”; Kiliohu Robis, Maui High School senior. Piece title: “Trapped.”

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