When our team of muralists arrived at Kapaa High School on Statehood Day, Friday, August 15, school was out of session. The peace on campus allowed us to execute quickly. A few days prior, Tkay2 had cleaned the wall and painted the background with blue house paint that we used as our base. Every muralist on the team contributed to the finished mural. The team included: Tkay2, Mace, Ras1, Akira1, Aranzazu and East 3. Three of the six artists are under-19. While we painted, we had the staunch support of the Kaneshige family as well as that of Wilma Holi and Leihinahina Sullivan. The principal of Kapaa High School visited the site on day one and spent time getting to know us while watching us paint. Today, the Mayor of Kauai County, Mr. Bernard Carvalho Jr., declared a proclamation for our mural project and announced August 19 as a day of anti-meth awareness at Kapaa High School. We are all so thankful that Kapaa High School understands how much art inspires young people and how it can be used to communicate messages that students are passionate about. In this case, the message being: Not Even Once. Thank you Kapaa High School, Principal Daniel Hamata and the Hawaii Meth Project. We also thank Ms. Sara Miura from Deja Vu Surf Hawaii and Mr. Chuck Brady from the Kauai Marriott Kalapaki Beach for attending today’s proclamation ceremony.

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