More bright youngsters

Yesterday we wrote about three Hana High School students who won Gates Millennium scholarships, noting that it is inspiring to see how many bright youngsters we have.

Today, we want to congratulate a few more bright young stars.

We’d like to recognize local students who won awards at last week’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Conference at the Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa.

Maui students receiving awards were:

From Maui High School: Lance Purdy, Austin Alimbuyuguen and Remar Dela Cruz.

From Maui Waena Intermediate School: Justin Yago, Renezel Lagran and Camile Kimoto.

From King Kekaulike High School: Isaac Kuhaulua, Lotus Chen, May Ooki, Jeremie Amano and Joseph Metz.

According to the story about the event in Thursday’s paper, more than 350 students from 29 intermediate and high schools in the state participated in the conference.

Maui Economic Development Board’s Women in Technology Project, Maui County and the Office of the State Director for Career and Technical Education were the sponsors of the conference.

Through their concentration on STEM subjects, these youths are paving the way for the further diversification of Hawaii’s economy into the disciplines of tomorrow. Our homegrown engineers and scientists will lead us into a more diverse, modern world.

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