County kids show their stuff at Maui science fair

The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo
The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo
The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo
The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo

Molokai High School junior Evelyn Haase explains how her handmade floating sensor stacks up to far more expensive professional models at the 59th Annual Maui County Regional Science & Engineering Fair on Thursday at the University of Hawaii Maui College. Her project titled “Developing a pH Sensor to Monitor Ocean Acidification: Year 3” won several individual categories as well as the first-place Grand Award in Senior Research.

SECOND PHOTO: Kula home-schooled senior Celeste Jongeneelen took home second in Senior Research.

THIRD PHOTO: Jordan Vaughn of Maui High School placed third in Senior Research.

FOURTH PHOTO: Maui District Complex Area Superintendent Lindsay Ball (from right) looks on as Grand Awards Junior Research first-place winner Camry Gach of Seabury Hall struggles to hold onto all of her awards and the annual Maui County Regional Science & Engineering Fair perpetual trophy while posing with third-place winner Zahra Bhattacharya of Doris Todd Christian Academy and second-place winner Preston Summit of Seabury Hall.

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