Fifth Grade Students Place 2nd in Mural Contest
St. Andrew's Schools

Students from The Priory 5th grade classed entered Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation's Plastic Free Hawaiʻi School Mural Contest. The theme of this year's competition was "Unity." School groups had to incorporate marine debris, plastic bottle caps, and any other plastic items collected from cleanups or recycling drives to create their murals as a message relating to plastic pollution.

Last weekend was the foundation's Mural Art shocase at the Kōkua General Store. All the faculty and students came to view their murals and engage in conversations with each other. Artivist Ethan Estess of Counter Current Art also attended, and was impressed with all the hard work accomplished by each and every school mural participant, stating: “To me, this is what real education looks like - I’m confident these students will remember their mural projects and the important messages of Unity for the rest of their lives.” 

The winner of the competition was Kahaluʻu Elementary School, but St. Andrew's Schools took top the top award for "Most Animated." Good job students!


  • Kahaluʻu Elementary School - Grand Prize Winner

  • St. Andrew's Priory School - Most Animated

  • Island Pacific Academy - Best Use of Bottle Caps

  • Hawaiʻi School for the Deaf & Blind - Best Mosaic Composition

  • Hahaʻione Elementary School - Best Use of Design

  • Mililani High School - Most Engaging

  • ʻIlima Inter. School - Best Use of Symbolism