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HBA Wins at Multiple Science Events

Christina Yasutomi

Nineteen middle schools represented HBA at the Hawaii Academy of Science's HAIS District Fair on February 9. Photo by Streisand Sampaga.

HBA students took several awards in science this past weekend at multiple events. The first was at the Hawaii Academy of Science’s HAIS District Fair, which hosts all schools who are part of the Hawaii Association of Independent Schools. Nineteen students represented HBA at the district fair, and from that group, seven students’ projects advanced to the state competition. They are:

  • Kae-Sn Chang-Shultz, eighth grader, for his project, “Which Brand of Battery Lasts Longer?”
  • Noah Hu, eighth grader, for his project, “The Lotion Commotion,”
  • Kyle Kumasaka, eighth grader, for his project, “The Storm Drain Runoff”; 
  • Taylor Malinger, seventh grader, for her project, “May the Focus Be With You!”
  • Lyndsy Mashino, eighth grader, for her project, “Sunscreen Solution to Pollution”;
  • Wilson Waika, eighth grader, for his project, “Call of Slug Duty Copper Ops”;
  • and Jolie Wong, eighth grader, for her project, “Radio Waves Emitted from our Everyday Devices.”

The Hawaii State Science & Engineering Fair will take place April 8 - 10, 2019, at the Hawaii Convention Center. 

The second event was the Hawaii State Science Olympiad Regional Tournament held at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. HBA’s high school team took first place overall, and the middle school team took third overall. Both teams will compete at the state finals on April 6, 2019, at Pearl City High School.

HBA's Science Olympiad Team competed at the regional tournament at the University of Hawaii at Manoa on February 9. The high school team finished first overall, and the middle school team took third overall. Photo by Jordan Yasutomi '03.