Saturday, November 19, 2011

"Take a Bow", 11/12/11

I can't say enough about this wonderfully talented group.  Nanakuli High and Intermediate School Performing Arts Center (NPAC) had an experience of a lifetime.  They traveled to London and then performed "Under the Influence" at Edinburg Fringe Festival in Scotland.  PBS will broadcast again on Thanksgiving Day: "Dream Big: Nanakuli at the Fringe."  I hope you will be able to see it.

This performance was very enjoyable, there were many popular songs.  I really had to downsize the number of pictures I took for this blog.  I also tend to shoot individuals because I enjoy capturing their expressions.

Director Robin Kitsu has a heart of gold.  He cares and uses "theater and the performing arts to help students learn more about themselves and to become responsible, productive students and citizens." His wife and daughter support him 100%.

"In 2001, he received the Milken Family Foundation National Educator award."
 His daughter gives him a warm hug to wish him a Happy Birthday.
Last school year, I had the pleasure of watching and taking pictures of "Encore", "Disney's Camp Rock The Musical", and "Under the Influence" (monologues of how drugs and alcohol ruin lives).

NPAC has been performing since school year 1991-1992.

Tonight, I also blogged about  Women's Basketball, 11/19/11

Women's Basketball, 11/19/11

I really enjoy taking pictures of basketball games, I think Erick and Hiromi would agree.  There is so much expression as the players try so hard to get the ball and to make the baskets.

Okay, these balls were during warm up.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Lemonade Alley, 11/12/11

Today was a culmination of lots of hard work and it was held at Iolani School.
WHAT: Lemonade Alley is a free business competition open to all K-12 public and private school students in Hawaii. Students develop entrepreneurial skills in this paperless “green” contest by building lemonade stands, creating lemonade drinks, pitching business plans to a panel of judges and operating their new enterprises for one day. The 32 finalist teams out of 67 entries are competing for $1,000 cash prizes in four age divisions, along with other prizes. All proceeds support the Boy Scouts of Hawaii, the Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii and the YWCA of Oahu. The Hawaii Business Showcase and Craft Fair is being held in conjunction with the Lemonade Alley finals. Additional information is available at

It was fun to see these 32 finalist.

I really thought this group was fun and felt their concept was great.  I ordered their Supernova.  After the whip cream they topped it with some chocolate.
Division 3-6
At this booth: Sour Things + Sweet Thought, I got yummy yummy lemon bars.
Division 3-6
Linda promoted this event at Eyes of Hawaii photography club and welcomed photographers.   Her brother is part of  that created the business portion.
I am glad that I found out about this wonderful event.  Congratulations to everyone who participated.

After posting this blog, I read an article that mentioned Steve Sue, Entrepreneur, Creator of Lemonade Alley in MidWeek - November 23, 2011.  OMG, I did not realize it was Linda's brother's idea.  He gives credit to 30+ for working with him to provide this opportunity and gives credit to these wonderful students willing to learn and work together to create their own lemonade stand - with a business plan.  I added this on Nov. 22, 2011.
Division K-2
Division 7-9
Division K-2
Division K-2
Division 3-6
Division 3-6

Division 3-6
Division 3-6
Division 3-6
I did not get their name, but I believe they were in Division 10-12
Besides the lemonade stands, there were other vendors and this cute mini golf.
Mayor Peter Carlisle has proclaimed, November 7-12, "Lemonade Alley Week".