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MMS Science Olympians

MMS STEM News Release

Left to right: Kawohi Duvauchelle, Mary Rose Ringor, Acey Reyes, Crystal Nakihei Rubin, Mary Grace Ringor, Taye Mowat, Kobelynn Bounlangsy, Marion Powell, and Cameryn Kahalewai.

Molokai Middle’s STEM Science Olympians came away with four awards and five medals from the 2015 Maui Regional Science Olympiad Tournament at Maui College on Saturday Jan. 31. (http://www.hsso.org/kd/hsso-tournaments/maui-regional-tournament/).

Robotics driver Kawohi Duvauchelle came away with the second place award and medal for the RoboCross event.  Bridge Builders Taye Mowat and Mary Grace Ringor came away with the second place award and medals for Bridge Building, and Bridge Builders Acey Reyes and Mary Rose Ringor came away with the first place award and medals for Bridge Building.  The entire MMS team also received the Special Team Award from the tournament overall.

The MMS Science Olympiad team included Kawohi Duvauchelle, Cameryn Kahalewai and Crystal Nakihei Rubin for RoboCross; Taye Mowat, Mary Grace Ringor, Acey Reyes, and Mary Rose Ringor for Bridge Building; and Marion Powell and Kobelynn Bounlangsy for Air Trajectory.

Science Olympiad is a national event of science and engineering competitions that feature a select amount of specific events, of which twelve were featured this year on Maui. Out of the 12 events, MMS entered three. Moving on to represent Maui County in States will be Maui Preparatory Academy and Seabury Hall.

Although MMS was only able to prepare and participate in three of 12 events, these STEM Olympians were able to rank highly in RoboCross and dominate in Bridge Building.  Families will be able to see these Olympians in exhibition at the 2015 Molokai Elementary Science Olympiad on Saturday May 9 at Kaunakakai Elementary.

MMS Science Olympians recognize and thank their supporters including Olympian families, Hawaii State Science Olympiad, Maui Regional Science Olympiad, Molokai Middle School, Maui County/MEDB/Ke Ala Hele Education Fund, and Molokai Middle School UpLink/REACH program.

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