Hawaii students headed to international science fair

Two dozen high school students from Hawaii public, private, and home schools will travel to Pittsburgh next month to represent the Aloha State at the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), the world’s largest international pre-college science competition.

The students took top honors in their respective categories at the 55th Annual Hawaii State Science & Engineering Fair (HSSEF), held April 2-4 at the Hawaii Convention Center. Over 700 students from schools across the state participated in the HSSEF, the oldest and largest science education program in Hawaii and the showcase event of the Hawaii Academy of Science.

The Intel ISEF allows more than 1,500 high school students from 65 countries, regions, and territories to showcase their independent research as they compete for over $4 million annually. This premier global science event will be held May 13-18, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pa., and will give Hawaii students a chance to showcase their efforts, and an opportunity to interact with leading scientists and engineers from around the world.

Two Hawaii students placed in the Grand Awards at the ISEF last year. This year’s delegation is listed below.

Hawaii State Science And Engineering Fair:

  • Danten R. Inouye, Grade 12, Waipahu High School
  • Travis Le, Grade 12, Punahou School
  • Alec Matsumoto, Grade 11, Kamehameha School, Kapalama
  • April-Joy Mccann, Grade 10, Mililani High School
  • Kyle Yoshida, Grade 10, Kamehameha School, Kapalama


  • Abraham Kwan, Grade 11, Moanalua High School
  • Viola Mocz, Grade 10, Mililani High School
  • Marc Siler, Grade 11, Mililani High School
  • Danielle Terukina, Grade 11, Mililani High School


  • Rebecca Weible, Grade 12, Castle High School


  • Erik Wessel, Grade 12, Homeschool
  • Jennifer Wong, Grade 11, Kapolei High School

Hawaii Island:

  • Shalila S. De Bourmont, Grade 12, Hilo High School


  • Savanah Frisk, Grade 11, Kapaa High School
  • Kayla Ishida, Grade 9, Waimea High School
  • Noelani Murray, Grade 11, Kauai High / Intermediate School


  • Moriah Jenkins, Grade 12, Molokai High School
  • Sage Trudeau, Grade 12, Seabury Hall
  • Travis Taylor, Grade 12, Seabury Hall
  • Dominic Mills, Grade 12, Seabury Hall

Hawaii Association Of Independent Schools (HAIS):

  • Logan Davis, Grade 11, Iolani School
  • Kyle Flores, Grade 11, Iolani School
  • Erin Main, Grade 12, Iolani School
  • Danielle L. Keahi, Grade 12, Kamehameha School, Kapalama

About the Hawaii Academy of Science

The Hawaii Academy of Science (HAS) is a private, non-profit organization founded in 1925. The mission of the HAS is to promote scientific research and education in Hawaii and the Pacific Region. For more information, visit hawaiiacademyofscience.org.


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