If you're new to my site, Taylor, my partner, and I, made my “Kalalau Rescue” video. It was our first quarter project. On Kauai's North Shore, in Hanakapiai Valley, has one of the most popular hiking trails on the island, the Kalalau Trail. On April 6, 2014 a beautiful day quickly turn dangerous. At about 4 o'clock in the afternoon, flash floods made it nearly impossible to cross the overflowing rivers and stranded 121 hikers and campers in the Hanakapiai Valley. The firemen and their crew had to fly up to the valley to rescue all of the hikers and bring them down to Ke'e Beach. There was one boy who was across the river and couldn't get a cross back to his family, he was stranded on a rock/ledge. Although the pilot could not see where Zach was in the river, the firemen below help direct the pilot towards the boy.
Their bravery that day, lead to National recognition. In August, the Lihue firefighters were honored at a national fire chief’s conference in Dallas, Texas.
Our video made it into Hiki No's "All Kauai episode", where there are videos made by students from all over Kauai schools. There was a long editing process to make it into the Hiki No episode, but I think it was worth it.
After Hiki No, we decided to enter it into the Student Television Network fall nationals. Taylor and I placed third place in our category.
We also decided to enter it in Olelo unfortunately we did not place but it was still a great experience. I think that this video would be good to share because of the story behind it and how the Lihue fireman saves a little boy. Also, how they got to go to Dallas to receive the Benjamin Franklin award. This video was one the few of the videos that I made in Media that won an award. Till next time, BYE!