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Maui Artists Among Finalists in Congressional Competition

March 14, 2013, 10:00 AM HST
* Updated March 14, 11:34 AM
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Finalist entries for Congressional Arts Competition. Courtesy photo.

Finalist entries for Congressional Arts Competition. Courtesy photo.

By Wendy Osher

Two students from King Kekaulike High School on Maui, and three students from Moloka‘i High School were identified as finalists in the 2nd Congressional District Arts Competition.

The Maui County students were among a list of 16 finalists announced today by Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, who represents the 2nd Congressional District, which includes Maui.


The full list of finalists is as follows:

  • Rae Alexie Bali, Leilehua High School
  • Ryne Cabias, Leilehua High School
  • Angela Cordeiro, Kahuku High School
  • Kimberly Corpuz, Kapa‘a High School
  • Rhea Erice, Leilehua High School
  • Kierstyn Esteron, Moloka‘i High School
  • Roldan Galvadores, Leilehua High School
  • Marissa Goddinez, King Kekaulike High School
  • Casey Golden, Kahuku High School
  • Brieanah Gouveia, Parker School
  • Marie Eriel Hobro, Leilehua High School
  • Heaven Medrano-Santiago, Leilehua High School
  • Eliana Kalilikane-Garces, Moloka‘i High
  • Rosemary Kulhavy-Southerland, King Kekaulike High School
  • Devon Richmond, Parker School
  • Rizpah Torres-Umi, Moloka‘i High School

“This competition highlights the tremendous artistic talent in every corner of Hawai‘i,” said Rep. Gabbard. “Our student-artists have an incredible gift to share, and the contest entries this year demonstrate the ability of our students, as well as the strength of our local arts educators.”


A winner of the district competition will be announced on March 30 in a ceremony at the Hawai‘i State Capitol. The first-place piece will be displayed for one year in the US Capitol alongside winners from all other congressional districts.

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard also created a “People’s Choice” contest on her official Facebook page today featuring all 16 finalists. The top three entries with the most “Likes” by Thursday, March 28 at 11 a.m. HST (5 p.m. EST) will be featured as cover photos at the top of the page.

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