Hilo High School would like to congratulate students Shwe Win(10), Elizabeth Atkinson(12), Jared Goodwin(12), Ina Klasner(12), and Kaia Broomell(9) for the many awards received this year at the Hawaii District Science and Engineering Fair which was held on February 16th, 2019 at the University of Hawaii at Hilo.. Without a doubt, these Viking Scientists showed up and showed out in each of their categories.
Shwe Win, a Sophomore was 1st Place overall, and won 7 awards, for best in the Plant Sciences category. The Robert and Alice Fujimoto Foundation Award, Sierra Club Moku Loa Award, Eccentric Scientist: Off the Beaten Path- Outside of the Box Award, Charlie Chong Future Conservationist Award, and the Office of Naval Research Award. Along with these awards, 2 all expenses paid awards were given; the Caroline Shipman Foundation award to participate at the International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix, AZ. The 2nd all expenses paid award was the Hawaii District Science and Engineering Fair in Oahu, HI
Elizabeth Atkinson, a Senior placed 2nd overall and was named the best in her category of Cellular and Molecular Biology. Elizabeth received the Hapai Enterprises Outstanding Zoology Award and the Office of Naval Research Award. Along with Shwe, Elizabeth also was awarded the Caroline Shipman Foundation which is the all expenses paid trip to Phoenix, AZ to participate in the International Science and Engineering Fair, and the Hawaii District Science and Engineering Fair in Oahu all expenses paid.
Jared Goodwin, a Senior placed 4th overall and received the Robert and Alice Fujimoto Foundation Award. Jared was named the best in his category of earth and environmental sciences. Hawaiian Electric Light Company had awarded him a 1st place Environmental Science award, other awards given were the UH Hilo Chancellor's Award, Sierra Club Miky Loa Award, U.S Stockholm Junior Water Prize Regional Award, and the Chemistry Award. Jared was given the travel award to participate in the Hawaii State Science and Engineering Fair.
The final senior of the bunch Ina Klasner won best in her category of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics. She won the Intel Excellence in Computer Science Award, and the Mauna Loa Observatory Award.
Freshman, Kaia Broomell received many awards at this year's fair. She was awarded the American Meteorological Society Award, the Association for Women Geoscientists Award, the U.S Stockholm Junior Water Prize Regional Award, and finally the Hawaiian Electric Light Company Best in Environmental Science Award (2nd Place).
Congratulations to all!
Special recognition and thanks to Dr. Pascale Pinner and Mrs. Carri Wissman of Hilo Intermediate School for serving as research project mentors.