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

Education briefs

Advertiser Staff and News Services

Niu, Wai'anae win ecosystem contest

Students from Niu Valley Middle School and Wai'anae High School took top honors and $150 prizes recently in the second annual Watershed Model Contest, which is intended to teach Hawai'i's youth about the ecosystem and the need for pollution prevention.

The contest is sponsored by the City and County of Honolulu and Protect the Planet, a nonprofit environmental organization.

The overall winners were:

  • Seventh- to eighth-grade category: Niu Valley Middle School, Period 3.
  • Ninth- to 12th-grade category: Wai'anae High School, Hawaiian Studies Program.

The following schools won second and third place and received $100 and $50, respectively:

  • Second place, seventh- to eighth-grade: Niu Valley Middle School, Period 6.
  • Second place, ninth- to 12th-grade: Roosevelt High School.
  • Third place, seventh- to eighth-grade: Le Jardin Academy.
  • Third place, ninth- to 12th-grade: Castle High School, Period 6.

Punahou to hold astronaut day

Public and private school students in grades 6 to 12 are invited to attend Astronaut Lacy Veach Day of Discovery, Nov. 9 at Punahou School.

The free program, which will include 18 science and technology workshops and displays, is a tribute to the late graduate of Punahou, a veteran of two space shuttle flights.

Keynote speakers will be Nainoa Thompson of the Polynesian Voyaging Society and Karen Meech of the University of Hawai'i's Institute for Astronomy.

Applications are available from the Hawaii Space Grant Consortium, 956-3138, or at www.spacegrant.hawaii.edu/Day-of-discovery.

Registration is required.

The program is sponsored by the Hawaiian Electric Co., Punahou School and the Hawaii Space Grant Consortium in cooperation with the Hawaii Science Teachers Association, NASA Ames Research Center and Polynesian Voyaging Society.

For more information, e-mail art@kalama.doe.hawaii.edu or call 956-3138.