By Hawaiian Electric

Washington Middle School walked away with the top team prize at the Oʻahu Chapter MATHCOUNTS® Competition sponsored by the Hawaiian Electric Companies and the Hawaii Society of Professional Engineers Educational Foundation. The math competition brought together nearly 250 middle school student “mathletes” from public and private schools across Oʻahu for the math problem solving event held at Kamehameha Schools on Feb. 10. In addition to Washington Middle School, teams from Highlands Intermediate, Punahou, ʻIolani, Kamehameha and Kapolei Middle schools earned their participation in the State MATHCOUNTS on March 10 and a shot at advancing to the National MATHCOUNTS in Washington, D.C.

Pleft to right: Dewey Gottlieb, Education Specialist, Hawaiʻi Department of Education; Jean Okumura, Professor of Mathematics, University of Hawaiʻi Windward Community College; Washington Middle School students Adam Inamasu, Minjae Seo, Jordan Wong, Felicity Zhou and Coach Sung Park; Scott Seu, Senior Vice President-Public Affairs, Hawaiian Electric; Barry Nakamoto, MATHCOUNTS State Co-Coordinator. Photo credit: Edmund Chang.


Congratulations to Highlands Intermediate who placed
second in the competitive math problem solving event!


Pictured left to right: Highlands Intermediate Coach Mark Yamashita; students Tyler Lee, Tamlyn Horiuchi, Taylor Ann Agena, Lauren Kana Suzuki and Coach Chrystal Fermin. Photo credit: Rosella Motoki. Missing: Teachers David Colmenares, Wynne Lee, Trisha Watanabe, and Jenny Ezaki.