2015 Pink Pineapple Project at Retro Farms

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On Saturday, October 24th (today) we had an awesome, fun-filled morning at Retro Farms, located in Moloa’a, Anahola.  The day started early as we had to get there early to check in.  When we arrived, we were shuttled up to registration then up to the location where we spent our day.  The first stop, was the smoothy station for some yummy tasting smoothies.  Next up, was pineapple-up-side-down cake tasting at a location with beautiful ocean scenery.  That is where we began the program by forming a circle and breaking up into groups.IMG_3083

Of course, we had to stop for some picture-taking along the way.  The sun was out, the sky was beautifully blue and the view was just awesome.

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Our group began by learning about and planting coffee plants…

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Then, we moved on over to do some crafts… we painted on tree carvings to make a personalized necklace as memorabilia.

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Then we got to learn about and plant some pineapples….

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On our way back, we stopped for more photos…

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Then we gathered for some thought-provoking hand work.  This is basically where we ended our day.

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Our take-away for the day, as written on a card which was gifted to each of us as we departed:

“I am a girl…  I am smart and I am strong… and I can do ANYTHING.”

Thank you Retro Farms for providing us with this opportunity of learning and growth.  We appreciate it very much!

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The 2016 Miss Hawaii JR High, High School and Collegiate America Pageant

On October 1st, Britnee had her personal interview along with the other delegates in the Miss Hawaii JR High, High School and Collegiate America Pageant.

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Then on October 3rd, they all participated in the pageant at the Magic of Polynesia Showroom.  Britnee won the Facebook People’s Choice contest for her division.IMG_1344IMG_2458

Britnee stated:

“I may have not walked away with a crown, however I have walked away with memories that I will cherish forever. I’ve learned so much from the very start of entering this pageant and I gained so many amazing friendships. I am so thankful to everyone who voted for me in the Facebook People’s Choice contest as I did win the award for my division. I’m especially thankful to my two pageant directors – Kristina Lum and Cristy Louden, my wonderful Kauai pageant coach – Kayla Cadavona, my mom, grandma Susan, sisters, Alana, and the rest of my family and friends who supported me from the start because the whole experience would not have been possible without you. I also want to thank my grandma Sharon and Aunty Shereen for coming to support me on pageant day; as well as all our pageant sponsors who helped by providing my pageant sisters and I with opportunities and support throughout our journey. This truly has been an experience I will never forget and I am so grateful to be apart of such an amazing pageant ‘ohana. For now, I’m excited to see what God has in store next for me next!”

Congratulation Britnee!! You did a wonderful job and are just beautiful!!

Britnee Shares B.R.A.V.E. and Gifts Books to Wilcox Elementary 2nd Graders

On August 4th, Britnee visited Wilcox Elementary School as a guest speaker for the 2nd graders.  She spoke to them about bullying, shared the B.R.A.V.E. platform, shared her story, read them a book, took photos with them, and had them sign a pledge.  Then on August 26th, they received their free books about bullying from her Gift of Aloha Book Drive.IMG_9712

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