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‘Ōlelo Team Captures Events at 18th Annual Youth Day

October 5, 2011

How do you capture a full day of entertainment, family fun, and educational activities spanning the State Capitol and Iolani Palace grounds with 50,000 people in attendance?  ‘Ōlelo did just that this past Sunday October 3rd at the 18th annual Children and Youth Day.   In the spirit of Youth Day, a team of over twenty ‘Ōlelo trained students from the Leeward coast were on hand with guidance from Waipahu/Waianae CMC manager, Sparky Rodrigues, CMC staff, Zoe Tanaka and educators Edgar Ulagi and Glenn Mederios.  “For many of the students It was the first time in the field working as teams to conduct interviews and experience the day’s activities,” says Sparky.  “The students will be creating shows highlighting their experience and what Youth Day means to them.”

In addition, three camera crews covered the grounds interviewing dignitaries, families and participants.  One of ‘Ōlelo’s directors, Angela Angel, even had her son Hunter volunteer to wear a ProGo HD “body camera” as he climbed rock walls and frolicked on the rides to get a child’s perspective on the day.

As State Senator Suzanne Chun Oakland noted after the event, “What a beautiful day, fantastic turn out of keiki and ‘opio and their families, 4,000 volunteers, and over 300 organizations participating in the event.”  This is the fifth year that ‘Ōlelo has participated in this celebration of Hawaii’s youth on the capitol grounds. ‘Ōlelo is a proud sponsor of the event.  Programs generated from Youth Day 2011 will be showcased on ‘Ōlelo’s channels.

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