Three Maui schools win at statewide video competition

Maui High School, Maui Waena Intermediate School and Kamehameha Schools Maui were recognized for winning video entries in the ‘Olelo Youth Xchange Student Video Competition during an Awards Gala at the Sheraton Waikiki Resort on May 4, according to an announcement.

The competition, presented by Sony, is the state’s oldest and largest contest of its type.

Judges selected winners from a record of 892 submissions based on subject impact and technical production. These panels included local news media, filmmaking professionals and, in the case of sponsored categories, subject experts.

High-definition Sony digital HD video cameras valued at $700 were awarded to the winning schools in each of the 44 divisional categories.

Maui High School won in the mini-documentary category with “Angela of ALS”; Maui Waena Intermediate School won in the public service announcement category with “Drinking and Driving”; and the high school at Kamehameha Schools Maui won in the value of water category with “Why Waste Wai?”