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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, January 31, 2002

Education briefs

Advertiser Staff

Maui team going to science finals

The Maui High School team placed first in the 2002 Hawai'i Science Bowl and will represent the state in the national competition in Washington in May.

One hundred top science and math students from 20 high schools competed Jan. 19 at Honolulu Community College to represent the state at the National Science Bowl.

The members of the Maui High team are: Matt Jachowski, Chris Ling, Nick Jachowski, Christian Ling and Jonathan Nguyen. Ed Ginoza is their adviser.

Maui High's science department received $1,000.

The team will attend the National Science Bowl on May 3-6.

Prizes were awarded to the top 12 teams in the Hawai'i Science Bowl and each school's math or science department received a cash award ranging from $50 to $1,000.

The order of finish was: Maui, Hilo, Roosevelt, Punahou, Moanalua, Waiakea, Iolani, Baldwin, Kalani, Hanalani, Kamehameha, King Kekaulike.

Learning obstacles topic of conference

The Hawai'i International Dyslexia Association and the Learning Disabilities Association of Hawai'i are sponsoring the ninth annual Learning Disabilities Conference Feb. 8-9 at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel.

Keynote speakers will be Dr. Sylvia Richardson, internationally known for her work with language-based learning disabilities and dyslexia, and Dr. George DuPaul, a noted author, consultant and researcher in the area of attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder.

There will be more than 30 workshops presented by local and national experts. Topics include study skills, morphology, ADHD, reading comprehension, grammar and testing.

A teen conference Feb. 9 will be geared to the needs and interests of adolescents.

For more information, call Margaret Higa at 538-7007.

Library to join national network

The Hawai'i State Library will create a Hawai'i Center for the Book that will be affiliated with the Library of Congress.

Hawai'i's center will become the 43rd state affiliate in the national network.

State Librarian Virginia Lowell said the center will increase awareness of Hawaiian authors through the creation of a book award for Hawaiian children's books and the development of a Web site that will include a calendar of book, library and reading events throughout the state.

The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress was established in 1977 to stimulate public interest in books, reading and libraries.

UH medical school dean to speak

Dr. Edwin Cadman, dean of the University of Hawai'i John A. Burns School of Medicine, will talk about "Visions of Tomorrow: The Future of the Medical School" at a Feb. 13 luncheon program at the Honolulu Country Club.

The program, sponsored by the Japan-America Society of Hawai'i, is open to the public. Lunch is $22 for members and $25 for nonmembers. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. Call 524-4450 for more information, or e-mail ayoshiko@jashawaii.org