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Awards for 2015-2016 Awards 2016-2017
Awards for 2014-2015 Awards for 2012 - 2013

Hawaii Marine Animal Response )HMAR) Poster Contest




Hawaii Marine Animal Response )HMAR) Poster Contest Winners:

Mrs. McWhorter's Class

Grand Prize: Nathan Rath
First Place: Marie Bandola
Second Place: Lacey Fraticelli
Third Place: Justin Majarone

Mr. Budenholzer's Class

First Place: Jordyn Abbey
Second Place: Samuel Johnson
Third Place: Emma Clapper

Honorable Mention: Kayana Kailihiwa, Jenna Ferry


7th Grade First-Place National Winners: KIS students Jasmine Cadotte, Heather Dinman, and Lily Bachl hold their first place eCybermission trophy that they won, along with Emma McDonald, from Punahou, for their investigation of the harmful side effects of synthetic pesticides and development of their own organic pesticide using local ingredients. The pesticide is less expensive and safer for farmers and consumers. Jasmine raises the trophy with KIS team members along with Representative Chris Lee and Principal Lisa DeLong.


science fair

Congratulations to all students that participated in the KIS Science and Engineering Fair.. Community Judges and KIS teachers were very impressed by the hard work, dedication and time spent on all of these projects!



The following students placed in the top 10 projects at KIS and will be going to the Windward District Science and Engineering Fair in Feb 2018.

1. Keira Burian
2. Roen Wainscoat
3. Mia Campora
4. Heather Dinman
5. Gianna (Isabelle) Dewey
6. Mya Thornton
7. Jasmine Cadotte
8. Brayden Vierra-Hiromoto
9. Jazmyn Capron-Graves
10. Giovanni Marchand-Ruiz


The Robotics team (left to right) coach Mr. Crawford, 8th Grader Elijah Neighbarger and 7th graders Mohamed Benali and Kailan Gertonson competed in the First LEGO League State robotics tournament at the Blaisdell, where they scored second in robot programming out of 42 teams that were all competing after placing in their regional competitions across the state. 



Kailua Intermediate's two CyberPatriot teams placed as high as second and fifth during Saturday's competition, in which they were one of 25 teams across the nation. Final results are pending.


lego champs

First Lego League Champions! Kailua Intermediate's FLL team won the district qualifier tournament and advances to the state championship held in December.

aikau awards

Students placed in every category in the Eddie Aikau Essay Contest Awards (grades 7-10) Students attended a luncheon held at the Elks Club.


1st place:  Paige Petty
2nd place:  Tyler Nauta
3rd place:  Jake Graham
Honorable Mention:  Angele Seltmann
Honorable Mention:  Shyo Valdez

When:  Saturday, November 4, 2017.  10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Where:  Elk's Lodge in Waikiki

This year's essay theme asked students to focus on the Hawaiian value of ho'omau (persistence, perseverance) and make connections with Eddie Aikau's life story and their own personal experiences.  Our school community is proud of these students!


Cowabunga! Ava shares her first place medal, won this weekend at the HTA surf competition, with Mr. Secreto. Way to represent the Jr. Surfriders, Ava!



FIRST at Nationals! The Lanikai Science Squad that includes Lily, Jasmine, and Heather from Kailua Intermediate accepted a Mission Challenge and, after taking first in state and regional competitions, WON the 2016-2017 eCYBERMISSION national contest for their grade, 7th. Parent, Ms. Kathy Dinman served as their coach. In this event, sponsored by the National Science Teachers Association and the U.S. Army Educational Outreach Program, the team was required to research a problem, write a hypothesis, and conduct experiments. Congratulations!



Heather and Larissa pose at National History Day's Parade of States at the University of Maryland, College Park. As one of two top finalists in their categories in the Hawaii state competition, they were invited to compete along with nearly 3,000 other students from across the nation. Next year's theme is Conflict & Compromise in History.


Big shout-out to this year's Paradise Tournament champions: Team K-TOWN!!! Always proud of the successes of our Jr. Surfriders, both in the classroom and on the field!



Art Contest Winner: Logan Erickson's entry celebrating the 100th anniversary of Diamond Head Lighthouse took first place in a Coast Guard competition and her painting will hang in the lighthouse permanently. Congratulations!

cross country

Kailua Intermediate Track Team: The Girls Team came in 3rd out of 28 teams in the 2 mile event, only one point off from second place, competing with teams from California, Oregon, and across the state. Ten KIS females out of 190 runners took 1st, 15th, 20th, 28th, 39th place.



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