HONOLULU - King Kekaulike High School's team took first place in the Tesoro Hawaii Operation Driver Excellence at Aloha Stadium last month.
Kekaulike's U'i Kahaleuahi and Kahiau Puu bested teams from 15 other schools in the competition. Second and third places went to teams from the Big Isle's Waiakea and Keaau high schools, respectively.
The competition included a written exam, obstacle course skills competition and an on-the-road safe driving test.
Kahiau Puu and U‘i Kahaleuahi from King Kekaulike High School were the top drivers in the Tesoro Hawaii Operation Driver Excellence held at Aloha Stadium last month.
Kahaleuahi was the top performer in the road test, and Puu took first in the obstacle course. Together, their scores earned them the team championship as well.
The next day, students were joined by parents and family members in the DTRIC insurance/Tesoro Driving Challenge. They competed in a variety of events that tested their abilities to operate a motor vehicle while being distracted, in an obstacle course and in a written test.
The students' instructors were Jeenna Canche, Kurt Reineke and Bill Fisher.