Maui EAST Students Featured in The Maui News

   

8/12/2013 4:07:55 PM

A team from King Kekaulike High School received an Award of Excellence for its presentation at a national technology education conference – but that wasn’t the greatest benefit of the program. The King Kekaulike Project EAST team was recognized for the presentation it made in a competition with 21 other schools for the Founder’s Award.

A team from King Kekaulike High School received an Award of Excellence for its presentation at a national technology education conference – but that wasn’t the greatest benefit of the program.

“This year was really the greatest time I’ve ever had,” said Kekaulike senior Richard Watanabe, one of five members of the team attending the three-day Environmental and Spatial Technology conference held in Hot Springs, Ark.

Students from five Valley Isle high schools attended the conference at the Hot Springs Convention Center, joining some 1,700 students from six states in presenting and competing for awards for their school programs.

The King Kekaulike Project EAST team was recognized for the presentation it made in a competition with 21 other schools for the Founder’s Award, one of several awards competitions held as part of the conference.

Horace Mann Science Magnet Middle School in the Little Rock School District in Arkansas took the Founder’s Award, but the King Kekaulike team was among the top three in the competition showing how its Project EAST programs met standards for student growth, community service, collaboration and innovative use of technology.

For that, the students received a superior rating for their overall presentation and one of the Awards of Excellence presented at the conference.

 

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