March was National Women’s History Month, a special time for schools, work sites and communities to recognize and celebrate the lives of countless women of all races, ages, cultures, ethnic traditions and ways of life.

In recognition of Women’s History Month, the Hawaii County Committee on the Status of Women, with cooperation from the Department of Education and the Hawaii School District, sponsors the annual Real Women Creative Writing Competition. Through this essay competition, students throughout Hawaii County look at the lives of women they know in their family or in their community, see the many ways in which these women contribute to our shared history, and author their compelling essays.

The winners of the Competition will be celebrated at a luncheon on Sunday, April 12th, at the Hilton Waikoloa Village, from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM. Event tickets are $35 for adults; $25 for students 5 to 12-years-old, and include the luncheon. Parking is $5 per vehicle. The program will feature the students reading their winning essays, recognition of their teachers, fun and surprises. For tickets or further information, please contact Roxanne at (808) 934-3345. For more information, call 327-3680 or email [email protected]