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Community service theme of essay contest

Maui student among winners statewide

Natalie Dzubian, a student at King Kekaulike High School, is among seven Hawaii students who won $500 for essays that described “How We Can Create and Inspire Change with Fifty Hours of Community Service Work.” The contest was administered by the Hawaii Access to Justice Commission. The students were recognized at the 2019 Pro Bono Celebration on Oct. 24 in the Hawaii Supreme Court courtroom.

A teacher or adviser named by each student also received $100 for educational purposes.

“In our statewide contest, we encourage students to share their views on the importance of assisting others and on the positive impact volunteerism has on themselves and on their communities,” said retired Justice Simeon Acoba, who serves as the chairman of the Hawaii Access to Justice Commission. “We are impressed by the depth and quality of the essays, which reflect well on the students, their families and their teachers.”

The commission received 173 entries from public and private high school students in grades 10 to 12. This is the seventh year of the contest.