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Robotics Expo

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow

Come to Kukui Grove Center for the Robotics Expo. The goal of the expo is to expose Kaua‘i residents to the various robotic programs in the schools. Currently the following schools will participate: Waimea Canyon with Botball; Chiefess with First Lego League and Botball; Island School, Botball and First Robotics; Waimea High School with Underwater ROV and First Robotics; Kapa‘a Middle School with Botball and Kula Intermediate with Botball. 

The public will be able to view Botball, First Lego League, Underwater ROV, and First Robotics. There will be underwater ROV for hands-on maneuvering of the robot.

Delegate assembly gathering

More thank 80 retired teachers across the state attended the HSTA-Retired annual Delegate Assembly this spring at the Honolulu Country Club. Besides conducting retired teacher issues, the delegates also heard from HSTA President Roger Takabayashi and Executive Director Mike McCartney who thanked delegates for their contributions to the association.

Circles of Light

Free summer programs

Circles of Light is a non-profit organization that offers free weekly ater-school art programs. This summer they will have programs at Storybook Theatre in Hanapepe, the Boys and Girls Clubs and at Summer Fun. To register call 632-0116.

Math Olympiads from Kilauea School

Several students from Kilauea School were among 150,000 students worldwide to participate this year in the Math Olympiad program. They participated in a series of five monthly contests of five problems between November and March with weekly practice sessions under the supervision and coaching of Karen Alamida.

Students will be recognized with certificates for participation. Seven of the mathletes won national awards for excellence within the Elementary School Division: Silver pin award went to the student in the top10 percent, Jessica Meek. The embroidered felt patch is awarded to those in the top 50 percent: Jessica Meek, Hina Keala, Aidan Moore, Gavin Bryan, Maluhia Stark-Kinimaka, Gladys Razos and Ariel Cummings.

Kapa‘a High School seniors shine

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s inaugural National Financial Literacy Challenge was a new initiative this year recommended by the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Literacy. This challenge was taken by more than 46,000 high school students between April 28 and May 16, 2008. Three Kapa‘a High School seniors in Christine Farina’s economics class took the challenge and scored in the top 25 percentile in the nation. They are Lauren Esaki, Dylan Haight and Nicholas VanDeMeer for demonstrating a level of financial literacy worthy of recognition.

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