Academic Competitions

      Aside from the normal curriculum, WHS also encourages its students to enter into academic competitions which extend learning outside of the classroom and spur students to higher levels of achievement. 

Science Fair

Hawaii State Science and Engineering Fair is an activity of the Hawaiian Academy of Science in partnership with the Hawaii State Department of Education and UH Manoa. All students in grades 6-12 in Hawaii are eligible to enter. The kinds of projects students enter can be categorized as research, in which an experiment is carried out and the results are presented, or display, in which known information is presented. Students compete in either the Senior research, Junior research, or junior display divisions in 14 different categories related to science.

History Day

Hawaii History Day is affiliated with National History Day and is conducted in cooperation with the State Department of Education and interested private schools. It involves collaboration between teachers, students, historians in colleges and universities, and local and other museums, historical societies and archives. It includes teacher's support and student activities, and historian assistance to students.

Cyber Patriot

At the center of CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition. The competition puts teams of high school and middle school students in the position of newly hired IT professionals tasked with managing the network of a small company. In the rounds of competition, teams are given a set of virtual images that represent operating systems and are tasked with finding cybersecurity vulnerabilities within the images and hardening the system while maintaining critical services in a six hour period.  Teams compete for the top placement within their state and region, and the top teams in the nation earn all-expenses paid trips to Baltimore, MD for the National Finals Competition where they can earn national recognition and scholarship money.​

Robotics Competitions

The Robotics Education & Competition Foundation exists to connect students, mentors, and schools in every community to a variety of successful and engaging technology-based programs. Our goal is to provide these programs with services, solutions, and a community that allows them to flourish in a way that fosters the technical and interpersonal skills necessary for students to succeed in the 21st Century. Whether it's a competitive event, workshop, camp, or conference we understand the unprecedented level of passion and commitment it takes to create, maintain, and execute such programs. The Robotics Education and Competition Foundation is committed to promoting technology and related student and professional advancement so that one day these programs become accessible to all students and all schools in all communities.

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