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HPA Captures First Place in "Best Factoid" Category for PBS Hawai'i's HIKI NŌ

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HPA captured first place in the "Best Factoid" category at PBS Hawaiʻiʻs 2017 HIKI NŌ Awards show on Saturday, March 11, at the GVS Transmedia Accelerator at Honua Studios in Kailua-Kona. The event, hosted by Leslie Wilcox, PBS Hawaiʻi president and chief executive officer, and Aaron Salā, PBS Hawaiʻi board member, from the PBS Hawaiʻi Studio on Oʻahu, was the first-ever live-streamed awards show happening simultaneously at award sites on Oʻahu, Maui, Kauaʻi, Kailua-Kona, and Hilo.

The Hawaiʻi Preparatory Academy factoid, which focused on the schoolʻs solar trees, was hosted by Dylan Ngango Dikobo ʻ17 and produced by Ari Bernstein's ʻ94 Digital Documentary class for HIKI NŌ, a statewide digital learning initiative and student news program. The school received a gold medal and a $1,000 gift card from B&H Photo to purchase equipment for HPAʻs media program.

Winning stories and highlights from this year's awards celebrations will be featured in a two-part 2017 HIKI NŌ Awards Show at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 23, and Thursday, March 30, on PBS Hawaiʻi.

PBS Hawaiʻi recognizes exceptional storytelling skills of middle and high school students throughout the state who participate in HIKI NŌ. The nominees were chosen from HIKI NŌ shows that aired during the 2015-2016 school year and the fall semester of the current school year.

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