High-fives for science

FIRST PHOTO: Carden Academy 6th-grader Kiana Correa, 11, gets high-fives from classmates after she and Carter Padgett (not pictured) put their boomilever to the test during the 3rd annual Maui Regional Tournament of the Science Olympiad on the University of Hawaii Maui College campus Saturday morning.

SECOND PHOTO: St. Anthony 8th-grader Soraya Ragasa controls the flow of sand into a bucket suspended from her team’s wooden boomilever Saturday. Soraya and classmate Mindy Montalvo (foreground) were able to put 27 pounds of sand into the bucket before their boomilever failed. In the middle school category, Maui Preparatory took home top honors, followed by Lokelani Intermediate and St. Anthony Junior-Senior High School. Finishing first in the high school category was Baldwin High, and tied for second place were King Kekaulike High and St. Anthony Junior-Senior High. The top three finishers in each category qualify to compete in the 9th annual statewide Science Olympiad on March 2 on Oahu.