Mocz uses algorithm to win scholarship
of Mililani received a $20,000 scholarship as eighth-place winner of the 2008 Intel Science Talent Search. More than 1,600 high school seniors competed in the contest. Mocz designed and used a statistical algorithm to discover hidden patterns of stars.
Le Jardin Academy
received a $200,000 grant from the Mary D. and Walter F. Frear Eleemosynary Trust
, a trustee of Bank of Hawaii. The grant will support the school's Capital Campaign Phase IIA expansion, which includes the construction of 18 classrooms for the middle and high schools, a new library, a 500-seat gymnasium and road improvements.
and David Wilson
, founding partners of McNeil Wilson Communications, donated $35,000 to the University of Hawaii Foundation
to establish an endowed scholarship for School of Communications students interested in public relations.
Winners of the State Shakespeare Competition on March 1 include grand-prize winner Kelsey Sakimoto
of Punahou School, who received a trip to New York to represent Hawaii in the national competition. The contest was sponsored by the Hawaii branch of the English-Speaking Union of the United States. Shelley Wong
of St. Andrew's Priory won second place, and Amy Fisk
of Maryknoll High, third.
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