Hawaii Island youth team’s vision earns prize in Washington, D.C. competition

  • From left, Dawn Johansen, Jaxen Flegel, Ashton Phelps, Matthew Johansen, Cody Baker, Olivia Malouf, Corinne Baker, Ella Flegel and a judge for the Future City Competition pose for a photograph at the awards ceremony for the Southern California regional Future City competition in January. (Photo courtesy Dawn Johansen/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • From left, Dawn Johansen, an unidentified Future City Competition judge, Olivia Malouf, Cody Baker, Jaxen Flegel, Ashton Phelps and John Johansen pose during the Future City Competition national finals. (Photo courtesy Dawn Johansen/Special to West Hawaii Today)

KAILUA-KONA — In the year 2118, Ka Hopena Kokua sits about three and a half miles off the Kona Coast, an island made up of many interlocking hexagons.