Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Island School Sweeps Science Olympiad!

Island School middle and high school students participated in the Kaua‘i Regional Science Olympiad competition Monday at KCC. The middle school teams placed 1st and 2nd overall, and the high school team placed 1st overall. The tournament was the most competitive in our five years of participating.

The high school tournament was the most competitive in our five years of participating as both the Waimea and Kaua‘i teams were well prepared. This victory qualifies our team to compete in the Hawai‘i State Tournament on March 14 on O‘ahu. 

In middle school, all of the hard work which started back in August really off. Out of the six teams and four different schools participating, our 2 middle school teams consisting of 24 students placed in 1st and 2nd place overall. Out of the 13 different events, our middle school teams placed 1st place in all 13 events and 2nd place in nine events. A 17 member team will be selected from the 24 middle school participants to compete at the state tournament.

The following students represented Island School with pride, excellence, and sportsmanship:

High School Team - coach: Jeff Kozak   

Allison Culliney
Moeko Fukada
Julia Randolph-Flagg
Brianna Griep
Josh Miller
Jade Murphy
Amanda Nguyen
Makenna Olson
Ashley Silvestre
Autumn Warnock
Mattea Wortmann
Daniel Wu
Lia Yamasato

Island School Blue: 1st place winners - coaches Joe Corbo & Traci Sullivan

Emily Sullivan 
Erika Lewis        
Lexi Warnock
Ali Ho
Bryant Wu 
Audrey Warner
Dominic Lafratta
Kii Arruda
Rachel Dressler
Luke Sullivan 
Conor Hunt
James Pratt
Sasha Rovinsky

Island School Gold: 2nd place winners - coaches Joe Corbo & Traci Sullivan
Manu Trujillo
Louisa Tanaigawa 
Anakin Zingray
Alexa Lauryn
Bryce Yoshida
Levi Snowden
Jaden DeSouza
Callie Yavinsky
Sierra Dias
Emily Binder
Kaohu Ranis

Special thanks to Traci Sullivan who helped the high school students with the biology event, Erin Cobb-Adams for his help with the Bridges event, Bruce Hogue for helping with the Road Scholar event and to Roxanne Haverkort-Yeh who helped students with the chemistry events. Mahalo to 8th grade parent, Lisa Lewis, for helping with organization and for taking these great photos.