Highlands 8th Grader Wins, Takes 1st Place In Hawaii: Next 50 Contest

Submitted by Mr. Eric White, Student Activities Coordinator / After School Sports Coordinator
Highlands Intermediate School:

Congratulations to Remy Kubota, an 8th grader at Highlands Intermediate School — she is the 1st Place Winner in the Hawaii: Next 50 Contest Grades 6-8 grade category.  There will be a floor presentation before the State House of Representatives to honor and recognize the first place winners on Thursday, March 23, 2017,  12:00 noon at the State Capitol.   The floor presentation will be followed by a luncheon with former Governor Ariyoshi, state representatives, and sponsors of the contest.  

About the The Hawaii: Next 50 Contest

The Hawaii: Next 50 Contest was inspired by former Governor George Ariyoshi's book, Hawaii: The Past Fifty Years, The Next Fifty Years, which provided a retrospective look into our islands' history as a state and prompts the next generation to think about what social, cultural, and economic roads we can take to keep Hawaii moving forward in the next century.

The Hawaii: Next 50 Contest challenges local youth to become stakeholders in our state's future by considering what we can do to make Hawaii the best place to live, work, and play.

All Hawaii students in Grades 4 – 12 are invited to present their vision for the future Hawaii through an essay, poster, or video submission.

This year the Hawaii: Next 50 Contest is being sponsored by the Hawaii State House of Representatives, aio Foundation, Hawaii Crop Improvement Association, and the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii.



Photo provided by Highlands Intermediate School


1st Place Winner in the Hawaii

Next 50 Contest Grades 6-8 grade category