Four IPA Students Advance to Hawaiʻi State Science and Engineering Fair

Amelie Kitakis

Twenty-five ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY Middle School students spent their Saturday excitedly, and somewhat nervously, talking science at the Hawaiʻi Association of Independent Schools (HAIS) District Science Fair held on February 9, 2019. These students had the top 20 projects at the 12th Annual IPA Middle School Science Fair, held in January, earning them the opportunity represent IPA at the district-level fair. The all day event, hosted by Hanalani Schools, had students presenting their projects to judges in the morning, followed by an open viewing in the afternoon for the interested public.

There were nearly 100 junior projects from Oʻahu private schools on display, representing a diverse array of topics and research questions. Four IPA students finished in top place for their category and will be advancing to the Hawaiʻi State Science and Engineering Fair (HSSEF). Moving on are Lilja Anderson ʻ25 (“Hold the Mold”), Madeleine Arvman ʻ25 (“Plants on Mars”), Aidan Woodman ʻ25 (“Bust that Rust”), and Amelie Kitakis ʻ24 (“Breaking the Mold”). The HSSEF will be held at the Hawaiʻi Convention Center on April 8-10.

Congratulations and good luck, Navigators!


Aidan Woodman

Aidan Woodman ʻ25.

Lilja Anderson

Lilja Anderson ʻ25.

Amelie Kitakis

Amelie Kitakis ʻ24

Madeleine Arvman

Madeleine Arvman ʻ25.


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