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5 Maui Students Among Finalists in Congressional Competition

By Wendy Osher

Five Maui students are among a list of 23 finalist in the Hawaiʻi 2nd Congressional District’s Kaha Kiʻi Art Competition.

The list of finalists was announced by Congresswoman Tusli Gabbard of Hawaiʻi and includes: Karina Bhattacharya, Levi Holley, and Julia Kimoto of Baldwin High School; and Kenneth Basubas and Cendall Manley of Molokaʻi High School.

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The annual competition recognizes and encourages creativity in youth across the state.

Rep. Gabbard will announce the winners of the district-wide competition this Saturday, March 28 in a ceremony at the Hawaiʻi State Capitol.

The first-place piece will be displayed for one year in the US Capitol alongside winners from other US congressional districts.

Photo courtesy Rep. Tulsi Gabbard. [1]

Photo courtesy Rep. Tulsi Gabbard.

Photo courtesy Rep. Tulsi Gabbard. [2]

“Wild Horses” by Cendall Manley, Molokaʻi High. Photo courtesy Rep. Tulsi Gabbard.

Photo courtesy Rep. Tulsi Gabbard. [3]

“Untitled” by Levi Holley, Baldwin High. Photo courtesy Rep. Tulsi Gabbard.

Photo courtesy Rep. Tulsi Gabbard. [4]

“Mr. President” by Julia Kimoto, Baldwin High. Photo courtesy Rep. Tulsi Gabbard.

“Death By Music” by Karina Bhattacharya Baldwin High.  Photo courtesy Rep. Tulsi Gabbard. [5]

“Death By Music” by Karina Bhattacharya Baldwin High. Photo courtesy Rep. Tulsi Gabbard.