At this past First Friday, we announced the winners of our Chinese New Year art contest! February 3, 2011 marked Chinese New Year: The Year of the Rabbit. The Rabbit is gentle and known for survival. The rabbit flourishes in a world of predators by being alert, quick, peaceful, productive, attentive and aware. The rabbit uses its intuition to steadily, persistently steer itself in the right direction, thus leading to success. This was learned from the Tortoise in their fabled great race. This year success should be measured by simple things. Success could be found in a re-invented or re-discovered YOU. Be open-minded and alert to these opportunities. Listen to yourself and be open to being inspired.
With these values in mind, we held our annual Chinese New Year art contest, opened to all the public schools on the island. Every child receives a small prize, 2 winners in each grade got to choose a Maui Thing tshirt and got a bunch of art supplies donated from Ben Franklin! This year we got over 300 entries! The entries were judged by Sidney Yee's Kaunoa art class, who also has pieces on exhibit at Maui Thing. Make sure to stop by the store to check out all the amazing work from the elementary and senior students! They will be on display for the month! Congrats to the winners, and thanks to all the teachers and students who help make this happen!