Makua Lani students win Voice of Democracy award
On Saturday, the Voice of Democracy award ceremony was held at Kona VFW Post 12122.
Makua Lani Christian School students Caitlyn Phillips, Kulani Paikuli-Campbell and Whitney O’Halloran were the top winners, and received $125 for first place, $100 for second and $75 for third, respectively. Phillips won for the essay titled “Why My Vote Matters.”
Phillips will go Honolulu to compete at the state level. Top state prize is $1,000 and a chance to attend nationals with their $30,000 scholarship.