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Kohala Student Wins HI Pride T-Shirt Design Contest

August 16, 2016, 11:20 AM HST
* Updated August 16, 11:23 AM
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Brigette Agustin. UH photo.

Brigette Agustin. UH photo.

The University of Hawai‘i Bookstore System released official licensed “HI Pride” T-shirts designed by a UH student for the fifth consecutive year.

The shirts were selected from UH Bookstores’ annual HI Pride T-shirt Contest, which asked UH students to submit designs that show what “HI Pride” or “Hawai‘i Pride” means to them.

The five semi-finalist designs were then put up on an online public poll.

With 948 votes, the winning design came from UH Mānoa student Brigette Agustin of Kohala, Hawai‘i. Agustin’s design incorporates the Hawai‘i island chain to form the letters “HI” in “HI Pride.”

“Hawai‘i gives us so much to be thankful for,” Agustin said. “I wanted to use this design as our reminder to reciprocate, because no matter where we go from here, we will always be connected and we will always have HI Pride. This is home.”

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As winner of the contest, Agustin collected her very own HI Pride T-shirt, a $200 UH Bookstores gift card, and a $100 prize pack of school supplies from UH Bookstores.

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UH Mānoa student Celeste Guarin also won prizes for her runner-up design, which received 616 votes.

HI Pride T-shirts are printed in UH campus colors and feature the words “University of Hawai‘i” to promote school spirit. Students receive a discount on their first 2016 HI Pride T-shirt purchased with valid UH student ID.

HI Pride T-shirts may be purchased at any of the nine UH Bookstores in the UH System or online at www.bookstore.hawaii.edu.

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All proceeds from UH Bookstore purchases support the University of Hawai‘i.

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