KAHULUI, Maui-- Aimed at promoting awareness of recycling, Binhi at Ani and KPMW launched the First Lantern Festival last December 18. The lantern contest solicited 18 participants. According to Pepita Cajudoy, the criteria for judging were creativity and originality using recycled and indigenous materials
First place went to Gloria Piano who submitted a lantern made of hundreds of folded colorful magazines glued together and shaped into a star. This resembled a Filipino-origami style and art of folding papers. Prize was $500.00 donated by Gary Sagayaga.
Second place was submitted by
seniors: Jonathan Ranchez, Bjay Utrera, Kimberly Bartolome and others with Mrs. Elvira Elegino as their adviser. The lantern was made from indigenous materials like ipip-ipil pods and malungay seeds. Prize was $ 300.00 donated by Lisa Gapero, Helen Ilin & Mr. and Mrs. Ignacio and Zoraida Flores. Maui High School
Third place was a lantern made from recycled aluminum soda cans, plastic cups, drinking straw and cut colored magazines. It was submitted by
freshmen: Genesis Cawigan, Jennica Mae Aban, Edelene Parilla, Jessiebel Dahilig, Danica Manzanillo, Michelle Calaycay with Ms. Ivy Elegino as their adviser. Prize was $ 150.00 donated by MLU Asian Food Mart Maui High School
Consolation prizes of $ 50.00 gift certificate went to: Brittaney Latayada, Sigrid Latayada, Rachelle Pacubas, Elizabeth Whitehead, Doris Saribay, Lahaina Filipino Catholic Club,and Audryana Latayada.
Participation prizes of $25.00 gift certificate went to: Elvie Casinas, Mila Lat, Arsenia Arocena, Regie Agbayani, Rey Anthony Mendoza, Norman Guillermo, Valley Isle Church of Christ(Youth), and Maui High Club c/o Chelsey Borges.
The judges were: Lucy Peros (chairperson) and members:
Bolusan, and Ryan Sagayaga. Melen Agcolicol, Leon