Students Show Spirit in Maui Milk Carton Regatta
By Wendy Osher
Eighteen boats and 12 schools participated in in the 7th Annual Meadow Gold Milk Carton Regatta held over the weekend. The event at Hanakao’o Beach Park awarded schools for the fastest time, most creative boat design and greatest spirit.
The grand prizes this year went to Lokelani Middle School and St. Anthony High School. The overall winners received prizes of $500, $250 Office Max gift cards, and Meadow Gold Ice Cream parties.
The Overall Winners are:
Student Race Overall Middle School Winners:
- Grand prize: Lokelani, Mr. Michael Yeany, teacher. Race time: 1.33, Overall score 42 points
- 1st Runner Up: St. Anthony MS, Stephanie Betencourt, teacher. Race time: 1.43, Overall score: 40.7 points
Student Race Overall High School Winners:
- Grand prize: St. Anthony HS, Paul McLeod, teacher. Race time: 1.09, Overall score: 43.0 points
- 1st Runner Up: Kihei Charter HS, Steve Qunell teacher. Race time: 1.10, Overall score: 40.6 points
- Spirit Winner, Middle School: St. Anthony MS, Stephanie Bettencourt, teacher. Score: 8.9 points
- Spirit Winner, High School: Kamehameha MS, Kealii Mossman, teacher. Score: 10 points
Creative Boat Design Winners:
- Creative Winner, Middle School: Seabury Hall, Ryan Walsh, teacher. Score: 9.4 points
- Creative Winner, High School: Kihei Charter HS, Steve Qunell, teacher. Score: 9.3 points
Teachers Race Winners:
- Teachers Race, Middle School: Seabury Hall, Ryan Walsh teacher. Race time: 1.12
- Teachers Race, High School: St. Anthony HS, Paul McLeod teacher. Race time: 1.09
The event was sponsored in part by the Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas, KPOA 93.5 FM and Pacific Radio Group; Minit Stop; Round Table Pizza; County of Maui Department of Parks and Recreation, Ocean Safety Division; Department of Public Works; State of Hawaii, Department of Education; Department of Land and Natural Resources; Napili Canoe Club and Meadow Gold Dairies.