Monthly Archives: September 2016

Eddie Aikau Essay Contest for 7th-10th Grade Hawaii Students

The Eddie Aikau Foundation is sponsoring the Eddie Aikau Essay contest. which is open to all students in grade levels 7, 8, 9, and 10 who are currently enrolled in public or private schools in Hawaii.

The subject of the essay is Eddie Went. The Big Wave Invitational in Memory of Eddie Aikau was held on February 25, 2016. On that day for thousands of people around the globe, the world stood still! What is it about Eddie Aikau’s mana (strength, spirit, knowledge, power) that continues to attract worldwide attention? Give supporting examples and evidence. How has the mana of Eddie Aikau made a difference in your life? Give supporting examples and evidence.

Essays may be submitted in English or Hawaiian.

All properly completed applications and essays that are POSTMARKED on or before September 24, 2016 will be accepted from eligible students in each grade level (7, 8, 9 & 10). Essays for each grade level will be judged separately.

For information, go to

“The Eddie Aikau Foundation is a charitable organization created to share Eddie Aikau’s life, contributions and accomplishments while promoting education and the advancement of Hawaiian culture. The Foundation strives to inspire people to develop a strong sense of pride in themselves, their heritage and their community through Eddie’s remarkable spirit and character.”