Posted 2/19/2008 12:15:26 PM Hanalani student Bryan Fewell has been awarded 1st Place in the Junior Research division at the HAIS Science Fair. Bryan’s award is a first for Hanalani Schools. The HAIS Science Fair is a competition among independent, private schools in Hawaii. Winners proceed on to the Hawaii State Science Fair. Aaron Lam also received Best in Category for his Microbiology project. Four of the eight projects entered from Hanalani students will be proceeding onto the State Fair on March 31. If you didn’t get a chance to see this year’s Hanalani Science Fair winners, drop by our Winners 2008 page. Congratulations to Bryan, Aaron, and all of the students who are moving on to the state level!
After coming in third at Hanalani, Bryan was honored to set up his science fair project at the district science fair on Monday. Tuesday he went to answer judges questions and he said it was packed! Wednesday Grandma and Auntie went to see his project and discovered he had placed FIRST in the junior research division! When Em got the call, she thought they were saying FOURTH, and she was happy about that! When they finally made it clear he received FIRST how much more exciting it was!
Bryan will now be part of the group representing the district at the State Science Fair, March 31st. He may receive awards at this level and of course, if he does very well, a possible trip to the mainland would be in store. That would be pretty amazing, because there are some incredible projects at the state level, so we'll just take this one step at a time, completely enjoying each step.
We upgraded Bry's science fair project with tracker like "chase lights" on a map. He soldered the circuit together himself. It really made the board stand out! He did well at the judging at the District level. We'll find out tomorrow if he is going to the State Science Fair.