July 25, 2015, from 8 am to 12 noon, Britnee Akau led a team of girls in fundraising for her Gift of Aloha Book Drive again. They raised over $200 and will be purchasing anti-bullying books which will be given out to students in the 2nd grade who attend Wilcox Elementary School this year. She will be visiting the school soon to talk to the 2nd graders about bullying.
Britnee is a 2016 Miss Hawaii High School Delegate. Her community service project which was first started at the beginning of this year, now with a focus on bullying, ties directly into B.R.A.V.E. which stands for Building Respect and Values for Everyone. B.R.A.V.E. is the official national platform and anti-bullying campaign of the Miss Jr. High, High School, and Collegiate America Organization.
Pictured in the photo below, from left to right, are: Alexis Cacabelos, Eva Wilson, Kaytlen Akau, Britnee Akau and Marli Genegabuas. Marli is a 2015 Miss Kauai Teen USA Delegate.
Thank You girls for taking the time to do good by serving your community!
The 2015 Koloa Plantation Days Parade took place this morning – Saturday, July 25th. Jayda Wakilina, the 2015 Petite Miss Hawaiian Royalty, rode on a float with the other Hawaiian Royalty and Na Hoku ‘O Kauai Queens. Jayda began her reign on July 5th and is the 2nd Petite Miss Hawaiian Royalty to be crowned.
Britnee Akau, was crowned the 1st Petite Miss Hawaiian Royalty on July 2, 2014 while Alexis Cacabelos was crowned the 1st Young Miss Hawaiian Royalty. The photo below was taken at the 2014 Koloa Plantation Days Parade.
“Hawaiian Royalty is not just a beauty pageant, it focuses on community service and the overall development of young lades 6 months through 17 years of age. The queens appear in parades and always look beautiful but the also help out in our Kauai Community as well.” For more information on this pageant or to contact Cheryl Perreira, click on this link to view the Hawaiian Royalty Kauai Facebook page.
For information on the Koloa Plantation Days, click on this link.
On Sunday, July 12, 2015, we were at Time Supermarket in Kukui Grove Shopping Center for our Book Drive. To find out more information about this project, click on this link.
Every year, the girls of troop 823 can be found participating in the American Cancer Society’s Annual Relay For Life. This year’s relay was held on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at the Hanapepe Soccer Field. The girls of troop 823 were all present and actively participating in the events. Kaytlen, Alexis, Jayda and Aleah were all part of their dance company’s relay team as they usually are. See the group photo below of Aloha Dance Studio. These girls danced as part of their dance company, and provided entertainment for the event. Kyla was present and so was Britnee. See Britnee in the photo below with her cousin Kathleen Koerte who is a Cancer Survivor. Both Kyla and Britnee participated in the festivities amongst the others. They all took part in raising funds to benefit the American Cancer Society in their quest towards finding a cure. For more information on this community event, click on this link.
For the past four years, Alexis Cacabelos has helped her Uncle Wes Perreira in getting food and monetary donations for families in need. This time, she inspired her fellow girl scouts to be involved in the annual food drive which was held on Saturday, April 18, 2015. The girls met at Kukui Grove’s Kmart location and spent their day at the store’s front entrance gathering up donations to help Kauai’s families in need. For more information on the Hawaii Food Bank, Kauai Branch, click on this link.
We worked pretty hard all year long; from school, extra-curricular activities, to Girl Scouts and the many community service events we took part in, we were rewarded with a two-night stay at the Kauai Beach Resort on the April 11, 2015 weekend. After participating in a morning service event that Saturday, we spent the rest of our time enjoying our time in the pool. We also had a potluck dinner on Saturday night with the parents who could join us. We send out a special Mahalo to our parents for supporting us always…
For the first time, on Saturday, April 11, 2015 we participated in the March of Dimes – March for Babies. The event was held at 8am, at Lydgate Park. For more information, click on this link.
To read the article published in the Garden Island Newspaper, click here.