Science Olympiad at UH-MC Saturday

Young scientists from middle and high schools on Maui will compete in the fourth annual Maui Regional Science Olympiad on Saturday in the ‘Ike Le’a Science Building on the University of Hawaii Maui College campus.

“The event is aimed at fostering participation, learning and interaction while providing an atmosphere of fun and creating an interest in science, technology, engineering, and math among the students,” said Flaviana Ancheta, Maui Regional Science Olympiad director.

The participating schools are: Division B (Middle School) – Carden Academy, Kalama Intermediate School, Kihei Charter School, Lokel-ani Intermediate School, Maui Preparatory Academy, Molokai Middle School, Sacred Hearts School, Seabury Hall and St. Anthony Junior-Senior High School; Division C (High School) – Baldwin High School, King Kekaulike High School and St. Anthony Junior-Senior High School.

In support of the science initiatives, Mayor Alan Arakawa will proclaim Saturday as Science Olympiad Day and will present the Mayor’s Cup Award to the school that has garnered the overall highest points.

The top three winners in each division will advance to the state finals March 1 on Oahu.

The main goal of the Science Olympiad is to improve the quality of science education, increase student interest in science and provide recognition for outstanding achievement by both students and teachers, according to a news release.

For more information, contact Ancheta at