Pearl City High School’s DivOcean perform at HECO Clean Energy Fair

Oct 1, 2012 | PC Community


2012 Brown Bags to Stardom contest winner DivOcean from Pearl City High School, performed at the Hawaiian Electric Company Clean Energy Fair held at Pearlridge Center's Uptown Center Court on Saturday, September 29, 2012.

DivOcean group members Kalei Aragosa and Manaia Siania, who are currently seniors at Pearl City High School, opened the Clean Energy Fair entertainment line-up that also included performances by Mailani and by Hoku award winners Na Palapalai who performed music from their 2012 CD release, “Ha’a".

DivOcean fans and family showed up in support of the girls and enjoyed every moment while Kalei and Manaia performed on stage. The girls proved why they were a part of the winning combination that brought home the 2012 Brown Bags to Stardom contest title.

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DivOcean's Manaia Siania (left) and Kalei Aragosa (right) take a break for a photo on Saturday during the HECO Clean Energy Fair held at Pearlridge Center's Uptown Center Court.  


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Pearl CityHigh SchoolClass of 2012 graduate Rachel Look and PCHS teacher Ms. Mike Ishihara were in attendance on Saturday to support and enjoy watching Manaia and Kalei perform.



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Rachel also had the opportunity to conduct an interview to promote the new HECO Electric Cars that were on display in the Pearlridge Center parking lot.



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HECO's Electric Vehicle on display at Pearlriddge Center on Saturday.


Saturday's Clean Energy Fair brought many local organizations and businesses together to share with the public, their achievements and future plans with regard to resource conservation, energy efficiency and clean energy initiatives.

In an earlier HECO Clean Energy Fair press release, Clean Energy Fair event organizer and HECO administrator, Liane Lum described the purpose of the event and the many opportunities to learn, listen to music, and have fun.

“Energy issues affect us all and this venue offers families and individuals an opportunity to ask questions and learn from experts about renewable energy, electric vehicles, solar and PV installations, energy rebates, and the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative. At the same time, everyone can enjoy a day of live music, activities for the kids, energy-related games, contests, giveaways and prizes.”

On Saturday, during the Clean Energy Fair, I caught up with Sharon Higa who works as a Senior Communications Consultant, Corporate Communications for HECO to discuss how the Clean Energy Fair leads into October as energy awareness month.

"Hawaiian Electric presents the Clean Energy Fair as a kick off to energy awareness month which is in October," said Higa. "So this event sort of kicks off Energy Awareness month but also at the same time we're celebrating all the accomplishments and activities that have been done thus far to promote Hawaii's clean energy goals for the state. I also wanted to say that the Pearl City girls from DivOcean opened such a wonderful event. They were great and they have such great personalities. They brought their families and it's all good."


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Liane (left) and Cybil (right) are pictured on Saturday in the HECO Clean Energy Future For Hawaii booth located at the Pearlridge Uptown Center Court stage area.


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Sharon Higa (left) Liane (Refrigerator Bandit) and Cybil (Light Bulb Bandit).