Auto Body Hawai’i’s 2016 Student Essay Contest

March 2, 2016, 11:37 AM HST
* Updated March 2, 11:15 AM
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Kealakehe High School's Maggie Chen’s won the 2015 contest with her essay titled “Rose." Auto Body of Hawai'i courtesy file photo.

Kealakehe High School’s Maggie Chen’s won the 2015 contest with her essay titled “Rose.” Auto Body of Hawai’i courtesy file photo.

Auto Body Hawai’i is entering the half-decade mark of its annual Essay Contest for High School seniors.

The 2016 theme revolves around the current event passions of students, “What current events are teens in Hawai’i most passionate about and why?”

Twelfth grade students are invited to showcase their writing skills while also taking a chance to win $750.

Previous years have seen winners from Kealakehe High School, Parker School, Makua Lani, and Konawaena High.

The deadline to enter the contest is April 29. Students can submit their 650-750 word essay to [email protected] with ‘Senior Essay” in the subject line.


Only one essay will be accepted per student and will be judged based on practicality, originality, subject matter organization, and presentation, as well as knowledge of the subject.


Students from Kealakehe High School, Ke Kula O Ehunuikaimalino, Makua Lani, Honoka’a High School, Konawaena High School, Kanu o ka ‘Aina School, West Hawai’i Explorations Academy, Kohala School, Parker School, and Hawai’i Preparatory Academy are invited to submit essays.

For more information or contest rules and regulations, visit the Auto Body Hawai’i website.

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