Maui High Takes Title at 21st Annual Hawai‘i Science Bowl

January 31, 2014, 10:06 AM HST · Updated January 31, 10:59 AM
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Maui High School will represent Hawai‘i at the National Science Bowl® competition held near Washington D.C. on April 24 – 28, 2014. From left Christopher Kim, Bryson Galapon (captain), Joyce Cebricos, Riley Camp, Thomas Sturm and Coach Ed Ginoza. Courtesy photo.

Maui High School will represent Hawai‘i at the National Science Bowl competition held near Washington, DC on April 24 – 28, 2014. From left: Christopher Kim, Bryson Galapon (captain), Joyce Cebricos, Riley Camp, Thomas Sturm and Coach Ed Ginoza. Courtesy photo.

By Maui Now Staff

The Maui High School science bowl team won the state title over the weekend, earning them a return spot in the national competition to be held in April in Washington, DC.

The Maui High team finished at the top of a 20 team field in the 21st annual competition held on Jan. 25, at Honolulu Community College.

“I’m really proud of our team for all of their hard work,” said team captain Bryson Galapon, who along with teammates Riley Camp and Christopher Kim are returning members of the winning team from last year.

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Other members of this year’s team include juniors Joyce Cebricos, and Thomas Sturm, all of whom were coached by retired instructor Ed Ginoa.

“We would also like to give a huge thanks to our coach Mr. Ginoza for working with us for hours on end every day of the week. He is the reason for our success,” said Galapon in a Science Bowl press release.

In addition to an “all-expense paid trip” to the National Science Bowl, the Maui High team also gets team jackets, and the Maui High School science department gets a $500 award.

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Rounding out the top four teams were (2) Mililani High School; (3) Punahou School; (4) Hanalani School.

The national competition is scheduled to take place April 24 to 28, 2014, and will include participation for more than 14,000 students.

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