The 34th Annual Leeward District Science and Engineering Fair featured a record number of participating students: 130 students from 3 high schools presented 84 projects. The student projects from Pearl City, Waipahu and Campbell high schools were adjudicated by 83 judges on Friday, February 28, when students displayed their research and answered the judges questions.
Winners were announced at the Awards Ceremony held on Friday, March 6 in Leeward Theatre, where proud family and friends were joined by Leeward Chancellor Carlos Peñaloza, Representatives Roy Takumi and Ty Cullen and Senator Kurt Fevella.
The grand prize winners are:
- Winning Team Project: Investigating which natural materials can be used to create an environmentally friendly sanitary pad by Antoinette Consolascion Pinera and Christina Jayne Bayani from Waipahu High School
- Winning Individual Project: Constructing Solar Asphalt Collectors into Waipahu Roads by Jeyan Francis Cornelio from Waipahu High School
- Overall third place: Reef Protection Starts with the Right Protection by Kuualoha Andrade, Dean Cabato and Riki Nishizawa from Waipahu High School.
The annual fair is coordinated by 2015 Milken Award winner Michael Sana, a science teacher from Waipahu High, and Andrea Herndon and Sandro Jube, faculty from Leeward CC’s math and sciences division.
The winning students will represent the Leeward district and State of Hawaiʻi at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in May.