Fall 2010 - Department | School in Focus
School in Focus
29 seniors named National Merit Scholarship Semi-finalistsAt ‘Iolani, 29 members of the Class of 2011 qualified as National Merit Scholarship semi-finalists for 2011.
These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 8,200 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $3.5 million that will be offered next spring.
Members of the Class of ’11 were named National Merit Scholarship semi-finalists.
In Hawai‘i, there were a total of 64 semi-finalists.
‘Iolani’s 29 Semi-finalists
‘Iolani Wins National Economics Challenge
Governor Linda Lingle honored the ‘Iolani School economics team for winning the 2010 national title. Pictured, left to right, Peter Hanashiro, president of the Hawaii Council on Economic Education; Nolan Kawano, Chief Financial Officer Island Insurance Companies; Mark Grozen-Smith ’11, Andrew Ellison ’10, Governor Lingle, Jesse Franklin-Murdock ’10 and teacher Dick Rankin.
The competition took place in New York city. This year marked ‘Iolani’s fourth national championship and 11th state championship. ‘Iolani has also won two second place national titles. Governor Linda Lingle honored the team during the summer.
Mathletes go to National Competition
The 2010 Hawaii State MATHCOUNTS team.
The purpose of the MATHCOUNTS Competition is to increase enthusiasm for and promote achievement in middle school mathematics throughout the United States. The state team members were the top four scorers of the more than 300 students in Hawai‘i who participated in the Hawai‘i MATHCOUNTS Competitions.
Summer School’s Fourth of July Celebration
Homemade hats and decorations are always a hit.
Summer school students march in the annual Fourth of July parade.
A special appearance was made by “Uncle Sam” at the parade.
This year, more than 2,600 students in kindergarten through twelfth grade from across the state, the mainland and foreign countries enrolled in three and six-week summer classes.