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IPA student Rylene Bravo wins TYVM Award

Our 8th graders recently had a chance to write thank you letters and then submit them to the Lex Brodie’s Thank You Very Much contest. Letters were to be no more than 300 words and had to be sent to the person they were addressed to as well. Though last minute, many students pulled through and wrote moving letters to friends, family, and even teachers.
Lex Brodie’s choose a winner from our school! Rylyne Bravo had written an emotional poem to her older sister Shania. This poem was then read to Shania in front of rolling OC16 cameras. (See poem at end of post) What a great experience!
Prizes included:
Live presentation by Scott Williams of Lex Brodie’s and filming by Tiny Tadani of OC16
A live appearance and reading at the KSSK Perry and Price Show (April 18)
$100.– to Ala Moana for Rylyne
a big Trophy for Rylyne to give to Shania
2 night stay and the Sheraton for Shania
$500.– grant for the 8th grade class (to be used for a year end event on May 22)
Field trip for 40 to Coconut Island for the 8th grade

 

A group photo with Rylene and family, Lex Brodie’s Scott Williams, Tiny Tadani and IPA faculty

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Lex Brodie’s Executive Director Scott Williams presenting award to 8th grade class

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Rylene gets mic’d up for Tiny Tadani’s OC 16

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Rylene’s sister, Shania (9th grade IPA student) comes up to hear the poem from Rylene

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Rylene gets a warm embrace from IPA Humanities Teacher, Sabine Yamamura.

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Dear Shania,

I remember watching you in the school plays and enjoying seeing them.

I remember how quiet and shy I use to act in elementary, ducking my head to avoid attention.

I remember you walking with your head high, confidence radiating off.

I remember people saying that we look alike, but I could never be as amazing as you.

I remember when summer came and your contagious spectacular personality changed me.

I remember you giving me courage, bravery, confidence and perseverance.

Years Later…

Do you remember watching me in the school plays and enjoying seeing them?

Do you remember how quiet and shy I use to act in elementary, ducking my head to avoid attention?

Do you remember me walking with my head high, confidence radiating off?

Do you remember people saying we look alike, but you taught me we’re amazing in our own ways?

Do you remember when summer came and your contagious personality changed me?

Do you remember giving me courage, bravery, confidence and perseverance?

I remember everything… but I forgot to say, “thank you”

Thank you Shania.

I hope you remember because I always will.

Your sister,

Rylene