On the morning of February 13th, students assembled in the Waiākea High School library, eagerly anticipating the results of their months of hard work – to find out who would receive telescope time?
As a mentor to the Waiākea High School students, I am biased, but these students rock! Waiākea HS is unique to our program for many reasons that make them special. As one of the first schools to enter the Maunakea Scholars program in its infancy, they have grown with us year-on-year. The students of Waiākea have taught us how to foster a fantastic working environment and always enchant us with the level of sophistication in their ideas.
This year the Waiākea students submitted over 50 fantastic proposals, more than any other school in the program. Unfortunately, we could not allocate time to everyone, but this was not for lack of quality! For many of our students, we do not yet have the technology to carry out their ideas!
I am so proud of the Waiākea HS Mauankea Scholars of 2020. You smashed it!
– Jessica Stasik
This years winners: