The Awards Ceremony was held at the Kaimuki High School Auditorium on May 10, 2006. Author Kate DiCamillo was present to accept the 2005 Nēnē Award for Because of Winn-Dixie, and to enjoy all of the Essays, Posters, and Performance and Digital Arts presentations honoring her book.

The Nēnē Award
Chosen by the Children of Hawai'i

Since 1959, Hawaii's 4th, 5th and 6th graders have voted for their favorite fiction book and presented the author with the prized Nēnē Award. This year, over 8,000 readers voted for their favorite book at their school libraries or public libraries throughout the State of Hawai'i. In addition, students participated in the Nēnē poster, essay, performing arts, and digital arts contests by submitting entries inspired by the 2005 Nēnē Winner Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo.

Perma-Bound books presented copies of the 2006 winner to participating libraries.

The Hawai'i Association of School Librarians and the Hawai'i Library Association sponsored the Nēnē Award. The Hawai'i Department of Education, Hawai'i Association of Independent Schools and the Hawai'i State Public Library System provided support.

Welcome and Introductions

emcees
Kaitlin Hunter and Kate Kelley
Mistresses of Ceremony
Aikahi Elementary

Photo by Paul H. Mark, HSPLS

Star Spangled Banner and Hawaii Ponoi
Kaimuki High School Vocals Class under the direction of Ms. Jenny Kimura

Recognition of 2005 Nēnē winning Author Kate DiCamillo

Questions and Answers

Kate DiCamillo
Lolane Gerard  

Author Kate DiCamillo

Lolane Gerard from PermaBound
 
Photos by Paul H. Mark, HSPLS
 

Recognition of 2006 Nēnē Contest winners

Nene Contest Winners
Photo by Paul H. Mark, HSPLS

Announcement of the 2006 Nēnē Award Winner...

Eragon
by Christopher Paolini

 

Autograph Signing

Autopraph signing autographs
Photos by Paul H. Mark, HSPLS

 

Acknowledgements
Many thanks to the generous sponsors of the 2006 Nēnē Award Program:
Barnes and Noble
Friends of the Library of Hawai'i
Hawai'i Association of Independent Schools
Hawai'i Association of School Librarians
Hawai'i Library Association
Hawai'i State Public Library System
Hilton Hawaiian Village
Perma-Bound Books
Scholastic Book Fairs
Zippy's

Student Mistresses of Ceremony from Aikahi School

2006 Nēnē Committee Members

Linda Uchima and Kate DiCamillo
Linda Uchima, chair with author Kate DiCamillo
Photo by Paul H. Mark, HSPLS

Hilary Apana-McKee Candace Foster Sherry Rose
Brenda Booker Sheryl Ing Wanda Schnur
Maile Davis Virginia Koo
Denise Sumida
Melissa DeLeon Patti Matsuura Merle Uegawa
Vicky Dworkin Linda Olingy Janet Yap

 

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