Mililani High siblings win national honor
Siblings Lucia and Philip Mocz, Mililani High School students, have been selected for membership in the National Society of High School Scholars.
The society says it recognizes "only those students who have achieved superior academic excellence."
Claes Nobel, senior member of the Swedish Nobel family and founder and chairman of the society, said the Hawaii students are "now a member of a unique community of scholars -- a community that represents our very best hope for the future."
Lucia and Philip, children of Eva Rab Mocz and Gabor Mocz, have won many awards for projects in state and international science fairs and other scientific competitions.
Lucia, a Mililani High junior, won four awards at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in May in Albuquerque, N.M. She and her brother, who is a senior, took top honors last year at the State Science and Engineering Fair and led Hawaii's delegation to the Intel Fair in Indianapolis.
As a 10th-grader, Philip won a $3,000 second-place award from the American Astronomical Society and Astronomical Society of the Pacific.
At this year's state fair, Lucia and Philip won second and third place, respectively, for senior research, and Philip won the Best in Category Award in astronomy.
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