Molokai High School made a strong showing at the VEX Pan Pacific Championship in Honolulu last weekend.
Although the local high school will not be one of the six Hawaii schools competing at the VEX Robotics World Championship at Disneyworld In April, both the Molokai A and B teams earned the Judges’ Rookie Award.
The six school that did qualify to advance to the world championship are Highlands Intermediate School, ‘Iolani School, Island School, Radford High, Waiakea High and Waialua High.
This was the first year for the Molokai High School team to compete in a championship robotics competition. This is also the first time all six of the robotics programs have coordinated their efforts to promote robotics education in elementary, middle and high schools statewide.
Robotics provides students with a strong educational foundation in science, technology, engineering and math, and offers them opportunities to solve problems, work as teams and think analytically – skills useful in any career.
Wahine Farmers open soccer season
King Kekaulike High School defeated Molokai 6-0 on Friday at King Kekaulike Stadium in the first game of the Maui Interscholastic League girls soccer season.
For King Kekaulike, Maya Palaroan had two goals and two assists, Janna Duquette scored twice while Kayela Santiago and Kisa Giebink each had a goal, and Mikiala Taylor had an assist.