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This event occurred on
April 3, 2016
Makawao, Hawaii
United States

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Seabury Hall - Creative Arts Center
480 Olinda Road
Makawao, Hawaii, 96768
United States
Event type:
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Camden Owens

Camden Owens is not only a cat enthusiast and aspiring starving artist, she is passionate about sciences, literature, and philosophy. She spends most of her time driving around Maui, sitting in cafes, and documenting her thoughts in her handy-dandy light blue Moleskin journal. She also paints, writes, and participates in community service with her therapy dog, Emmitt. If you know anything about Camden, you know that her mouth moves faster than her mind, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. You may know her by her extensive leather jacket collection of the friends in odd places whether its the barista at Maui Kombucha or all the women at a hair salon. Camden is a person that attracts others with her bubbliness and understanding that everyone is equal. One day Camden hopes to be sitting in a lab coat studying what causes fluctuations in brain chemistry that leads to mental disorders all whilst nurturing baby kittens back to health in her New York studio apartment.

Chantal Charbonnier

Chantal Charbonnier has created a life of enjoyment, fulfillment, and ambition. Two years ago, she attended her first Tony Robbins conference where she uncovered her passion for constant learning and improvement in the quality of her life. Chantal is a social butterfly who lives for fast-paced experiences. In her free time, you may find her taking photos of shore break, leading the Yearbook team at Maui Preparatory Academy, outrigger paddling, or working with Hawai’i Leaders Core. She is highly involved in her community – whether it be for a school play or rallying a team to raise money for cancer. After high school, Chantal plans on studying Business at a university.

Christian Eugenio

Christian Eugenio is a (relatively) quiet person who, in his humble opinion, believes he is a funny and nice person who happens to be simultaneously intelligent and handsome. What a catch! But on a serious note, he was born on December 21st, 1999, who, even at the age of 16, isn’t afraid to admit that he still doesn’t entirely know what’s the ultimate goal he is reaching for in life. On his free time he participates actively in the student governments at both his high school, H.P. Baldwin High, and the University of Maui College’s Student government, along with maintaining a part time job at Victoria’s Secret. His speech takes inspiration from both his lack of clear vision and his observations of his late grandfather’s clear vision of the future. You may now him from, well, frankly, being utterly amazing. Whether or not this bio is information is subject to interpretation. Isn’t that just neat-o? *strong sarcastic voice*

Eva Richards

Eva is a mostly quiet and brooding teenager, but she occasionally shows her true form while singing/screaming No Good Deed from the musical Wicked or exploding with trivial facts about the magnificent Doctor Who. She enjoys many things in life (especially food) and can sometimes be found staring up into the sky and ranting about how overcome with emotion she is. In Eva’s spare time she likes to attempt do gracefully practice yoga, try to cover her whole entire workspace with paint splatters, photograph her family and friends when they aren’t looking (its only slightly creepy), and spread as much awareness about how awesome space is as she can. She is known by a select few for the two fourth and fifth grade years when she wore as many necklaces, cheetah and/or tie dye prints, sunglasses, and sparkles as possible on a daily basis. Now, at 15 years old, she has tamed that glittering beast, but sometimes it rears its head in the form of excessive amounts of glitter eyeshadow.

Harley Stone

Harley Stone is a seventeen year old boy who grew up on an island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. At the age of six, Harley had already been to thirty two different countries and been exposed to cultures that he could not find anywhere else. His love for learning and school still continues to this day. Being able to travel the world and explore the planet he lives on, Harley developed a dream to explore outside of Earth’s atmosphere and become an astronaut. Harley currently attends Haleakala Waldorf High school, and participates in multiple extra curricular activities. Activities such as electronics and robotics, he is team captain of his schools paddling team, and is member of Civil Air Patrol. On top of academics, Harley is a professional windsurfer and loves to speak to crowds about his passions. Harley is working towards attending the United States Naval Academy, and eventually wants to become a NASA astronaut.

Kalan Birnie

Kalan Birnie is a 17 year-old junior at Seabury Hall, where he has attended since his freshman year. He is a multi- sport varsity athlete and a prominent member of various clubs on campus. In October, 2015, Birnie was the sole representative of the United States in a conference of youth delegates traveling to the United Nations European Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. Birnie performed a traditional Hawaiian ‘oli (chant) and gave a speech to the United Nations on the sharing of water rights in West Maui, and applying the lessons he learned unto sharing natural resources on an international level in pursuit of World Peace. He is also an avid sports fan.

Lauralei Singsank

Lauralei Singsank is a senior at Seabury Hall, where she spends her days stressing about college. She picked up the flute in sixth grade and has since played for events such as the Rose Bowl Parade, the Maui Pops Orchestra, and the MAPA musicals Miss Saigon and Evita. Additionally, she is a founding member of the Maui Flute Choir. Lauralei has also played tennis for eight years, and has captained her school’s team since she was a sophomore. She loves to read, write, and learn about history. Her music taste includes orchestral scores, Jason Derulo, and anything country. If you’re looking for her, she can probably be found at Whole Foods.

Maya Grimm

Maya Grimm is an individual who lives her life for the next adventure and journey. A junior at Seabury hall she juggles schoolwork and several varsity sports, striving to do her best. She has traveled multiple times across the world to Europe and feels strongly that young people should travel. It is her passion for traveling and different cultures that has caused her to become involved in volunteer programs in different countries as well as embrace challenging herself abroad and at home. Although traveling is an extreme passion she also loves to just stay at home with her cat, and dream about her next possible adventure.

Patricia Sung

Patricia is sixteen years old, and moved to the island of Maui from Los Angeles five years ago. She discovered her passion for environment in the eighth grade when she learned about the art of bonsai from her septuagenarian friends. She founded the cloud watching club at Seabury Hall to encourage others to take care of the environment and to appreciate life in Hawaii. Along with the environment, Patricia enjoys the arts, especially photography. With a wide variety of interests from computer coding to reading the classics and beach volleyball, she loves all aspects of life. Patricia believes that it is important to try everything. Not all adventures have been triumphant with *cough* ten years of piano and sports leaving her with lots of laughs, the occasional mishap and enthusiasm to continue exploring the world. Her favorite thing to do is to lie down on the warm concrete with her friends and listen to music while staring at the clouds.

Sarah Salemi

Sarah has a passion for the arts. Her enthusiasm ranges from musical theatre to an appreciation for Italian oil paintings during the Renaissance. Sarah spends her free time in her school’s drama program. She also spreads the Not Even Once message in her community by being on the Teen Advisory Council for the Hawaii Meth Project. Sarah values humanity and believes that being involved with her community is essential to creating a positive atmosphere for her generation. Sarah has hope for humanity, do you?

Shelby Ferrier

Shelby Ferrier is a fifteen year old student at Seabury Hall. She takes part in as many theatrical productions in Seabury Hall as she can and also is one of the chief members of the math team. As an extension of the math team, she volunteers in the Math Circle where she teaches third graders advanced math. She tends to be very active in controversial discussion especially that on LGBT+ issues. Some of her hobbies include learning about plants and space, riding her bike, and going to the skate rink.

Wahinehula Kaeo

‘O wau ‘o Wahinehula Kekumano Dukelow Kaeo. Ua hanau a hanai ia au ma ka mokupuni o Maui e ko‘u mau makua ‘o Kaleikoa Ka‘eo laua ‘o Kahele Dukelow. He keiki ‘olelo Hawai‘i au ma ke kula, ma ka hale, a me na wahi a pau. He po‘e aloha ‘aina wau. My name is Wahinehula Kekumano Dukelow Kaeo. I was born and raised on the island of Maui. My parents are Kaleikoa Ka‘eo and Kahele Dukelow. Hawaiian is my first language and I have been in the Hawaiian Language Immersion program since preschool. I am very passionate about the restoration and revitalization of the Hawaiian language and Culture.

Organizing team


HI, United States


Paia, HI, United States