Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Seven I.S. Students are Winners at Live Out Loud Competition

Maureen Valdez '17, was selected as one of the finalists in the Kaua‘i Writers Conference's Live Out Loud Writing contest, for her story, "Rose Petals." She read her story in front of an audience at Ha Coffee Bar on Saturday evening. "Rose Petals" is the emotional story of  teen suicide.

"I thought I'd be nervous, but I wasn't," she said. Maureen gave credit to Alice April, her acting coach, and to Nicole Street, her English teacher, for giving her confidence. "Mrs. April told me to focus on my character and not on the audience, so I wasn't nervous at all. Ms. Street helped me work on my story and making it better."

Other I.S. winners in the 15-20 age group include Aliana Ho '18, Coleman Jonas '16, Eli Smart '17,Ariana Wilson '16, and Michael Chung '17. Anais Offley '21, was a winner in the 10-14 age category. Aliana and Ariana also read their stories on Saturday. Aliana received a Kaua‘i Writers scholarship!
Way to "Live Out Loud," students!