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Contest calls for animal videos

The Hawaiian Humane Society is sponsoring the Humane Ambassador category in the ‘Olelo Youth Xchange video contest.

Students are invited to enter videos three to five minutes long, or public service announcements 15 to 25 seconds long, on animal welfare topics ranging from adoption to pet abandonment to puppy mills.

All accepted entries will be aired on ‘Olelo community access channels, while the schools of winning entries receive Sony cameras. Winning entries also become part of the society’s education curriculum.

Entries must be postmarked by March 1.

To provide inspiration for the contest, the Humane Society is offering a free summit for students grades 6 to 12 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Jan. 29 at the shelter, where students can meet animal cruelty investigators and learn more about pet overpopulation and other issues.

Kindergarten through middle school students may enter the Junior Expert category, while students in high school through college may enter the Expert category.

Entries can be mailed or delivered to ‘Olelo Community Media, Youth Xchange Video Competition, 1122 Mapunapuna St., Honolulu, HI 96819.

For ideas, visit For more information on the video competition, visit

Hongwanji presents Dr. Seuss musical

The Hongwanji Mission School Performing Theatre presents "Seussical Junior," a musical adventure into the world of Dr. Seuss, from Thursday to next Saturday.

Young performers in the third through eighth grades tell the story of Horton the Elephant and his challenge of guarding an abandoned egg and protecting his tiny friend Jojo (and all the invisible Whos). The audience will also meet other favorite Seuss characters, including the Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz and lazy Mayzie.

The musical will be held at Honpa Hongwanji Social Hall, 1727 Pali Highway, at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. There will also be a 4 p.m. matinee next Saturday.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students 13 and under. Tickets can be purchased at 532-0522 or online at

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