Saint Francis girls Peyton Coronas (’12), Kelsea Guines (’13), Tiffany Trantham (’12), and Kelcee Santos (’11), Skylar Lotomau (6th grade), and Gabriella Bryne (Kindergarden) attended the T.C. Ching Foundation “Inspired in Hawaii” awards banquet. This event was held at Ala Moana Center Stage at 5 p.m. January 19th. Many Saint Francis parents, administration, teachers, and students came to support these students as they walked on stage to receive their certificates and prizes. The students were truly hard workers and deserved every second of fame given to them.
Gabriella Byrne, kindergarten winner in the poster division, and Skyler Lotomau, grand prize essay winner in her 4th to 6th grade age group, were awarded cash prizes and gift certificates to Jamba Juice. Both faces lit up as the MC’s announced their position in their division.
The cinematography girls of Saint Francis, Peyton, Kelsea, Tiffany, and Kelcee, were grand prize winners in the video division and also received cash prizes and gift certificates. Their video was about kids and drugs.
“It was worth all the hard work!” exclaimed the girls.
Loud shouting and numerous claps filled the area as the girls were called up to take their award-winning photo.
“This is great! This is wonderful!” said Mrs. Batoon.
Mrs. McClain and her cinematography students will be appearing on Hawaii News Now Sunrise Show Channel 7 on January 21st.