The HBA high school Science Olympiad team took third overall on Saturday at the Science Olympiad State Finals Tournament. The middle school team finished sixth overall, out of 15 teams.
The high school team won a total of eight medals, and beat eleven other schools in order to take third place. Iolani School and Millilani High School took first and second place, respectively.
This is the first time the middle school has entered a team in the Science Olympiad. They were able to win regionals and advance to states but did not place there. Students in the team were: Natalie Kwon, Carly Nakamura, Bey Thompson, Jewel Tominaga, Jessie Lin, Josh Fujita, Cody Sugai, Colby Nagano, Jalen Sur, Joel Lau, Michael Ito, Michael Johnson, Lucas Chun, Timothy Chang, Cameron Brewer, and Zach Fujita (alternate).
2014 Hawaii State Science Olympiad State Finals Tournament Results
High School Overall
1st Place: Iolani School
2nd Place: Mililani High School
3rd Place: Hawaii Baptist Academy
1st Place, High School: Bri’el Kashiwamura and Shane Goo
1st Place, Middle School: Natalie Kwon and Carly Nakamura
2nd Place, Middle School: Joel Lau and Michael Ito
2nd Place, High School: Alecia Griffin, Megan Horita and Rylie Wada
2nd Place, High School: Bobby Bueche and Elise Uyehara
1st Place, High School: Bobby Bueche and Sean Motogawa
Rocks and Minerals
3rd Place, High School: Bobby Bueche and Elise Uyehara
Technical Problem Solving
2nd Place, High School: Ryan Mickelsen and Sean Motogawa