Once again, Maryknoll scored BIG in the annual Nene Book Award Competition. We had 13 winners and honorable mentions, more than any other school.
The Nene is an annual statewide reading program open to all 4th, 5th and 6th graders in public, private and home schools. This year, the competition was based on the 2013 Nene Book, Middle School: the Worst Years of My Life by James Patterson. Students wrote essays, drew posters, or created digital media presentations.
The winners were recently honored at an award ceremony and were hosted at a luncheon.
Maryknoll students included:
Phoenix Ferriman, 6th Grade Honorable Mention
Reece Kadota, 6th Grade Honorable Mention
Brendan-Jae Acob Supnet, 6th Grade Honorable Mention
Caela Caberto, Chay Cunningham, Allison Kanenaga (video team), 4th Grade Winners
Catherine Choi, Hailey Shi, Kayci Yang (video team), 5th Grade Winners
Yukiko Hughes (PowerPoint), 5th Grade Honorable Mention
Logan Choo, Austin Chun, Chance Otsuki (PowerPoint team), 5th Grade Honorable Mention
A Maryknoll team also participated in an online Jeopardy game against Pearl Ridge Elementary and won! Questions were based on all 30 nominated books for the 2014 Nene Book. The victorious team members were: Tiffannie Chang, Austin Chun, Matthew Chun, Madison Hack, Taylor Heatherly, Yukiko Hughes, Ariel Ma, and Megan Otani.
Maryknoll congratulates all winners as well as every student who participated in the Nene, an extra-curricular project that promotes reading and creativity.