Nēnē Logo Contest Winners Announced
Three student artists from Maui Waena Intermediate School and one student from Kihei Charter School have won the recent Nēnē Awareness Day Logo Contest.
Heather Angel Jane Ramos from Maui Waena placed first with “Don’t Destroy the Nēnē’s Home.” Brissa Mae Natividad, also of Maui Waena, won second place with her artwork, “Clean Up Your Mess to Save the Nēnē’s Nest.” Another Maui Waena student, Cherish Ramento, won third place for “Watch Out and Let Them Cross.” A student from Kihei Charter School, Hina Claerbout, tied for third place with “Let the Population of the Nēnē Take Flight.”
Each student will receive prizes provided by Hawai`i Pacific Parks Association, a non-profit partner of Haleakalā National Park.
Two middle schools participated in the contest. All submitted artwork will be displayed at the Headquarters Visitor Center starting on September 26, which is Nēnē Awareness Day. The public can also view all entries in the park’s booth at the Maui County Fair. Artists may pick up their work and prizes either at the park or at the Maui County Fair. The winning entries will also be posted on the park’s Facebook page.