Maui High School (Kahului, Hawaii)
|Maui High School|
|Type||Public Secondary School|
|Grades||9 – 12|
|Location||660 South Lono Avenue,
Kahului, Maui, Hawaii, USA
|District||Hawaii State Department of Education, Maui District|
|Accreditation||Western Association of Schools and Colleges|
|Colors||Royal Blue and White|
|Website||Maui High Official website|
Old Maui High School
The original school was founded in 1913. Early students arrived to school via horse and buggy or the now defunct Kahului Railroad. The old school site , which included the campus' centerpiece administration building built in 1921 and designed by architect Charles William Dickey, fell into disrepair. The site was considered to be nominated to the State and National Register of Historic Places. Work to restore the campus was started in 2004 by community organizations including the Friends of Old Maui High and Community Work Day. The campus boasts the sculptures A Path Through the Trees by Satoru Abe, Growing by Toshiko Takaezu, and Carolina by Thomas Woodruff.
Today's Maui High
The new campus was built in 1972 at 660 South Lono Avenue in Kahalui,. In 2009, Maui High School had an approximate enrollment of 1816 students, and 123 faculty. The school mascot is the sabers and the school colors are royal blue and white.
With 120 members in the 2012-2013 school year, the marching band is Maui High School's largest student body organization. The award-winning Sabers have performed at Disneyland, the Tournament of Roses Parade in January 2009, and on the TV show "High School Reunion."
- Patsy Mink, first Asian American woman elected to U.S. House of Representatives, National Women's Hall of Fame inductee
- Beatrice Krauss, ethnobotanist
- Alan Arakawa, Maui County Mayor
- Hannibal Tavares, Maui County Mayor
- Elmer Cravalho, Maui County Mayor
- Mamoru Yamasaki, Hawaii State Senator
- Zach Scott, Soccer player
Maui High School has a variety of athletic opportunities for its students. Such athletic opportunities include Basketball, Cheerleading, Judo, Paddling, Track and field, Swimming and Diving, tennis, golf, cross country, wrestling, riflery, Football, Baseball, Soccer, Women's Water Polo, and Softball. In order to participate in athletic opportunities, students must maintain a grade point average of 2.0 throughout the sport season.
- 1995 Track & Field - Boys
- 1994 Boys Golf
- 1993 Boys Golf
- 1988 Boys Golf
- 1987 Track & Field - Boys
- 1982 Baseball
- 1977 Boys Golf
Since 1990, Maui High School has had a large boom in academic successes. The Sabers remain one of only two public high schools in Hawaii to win the regional competition of the National Science Bowl (a total of four times) and one of only two public schools in Hawaii to win the regional National Ocean Sciences Bowl competitions (a total of four times).
In two years, Maui High ranked fifth then sixth at the national competition of the National Ocean Sciences Bowl - a feat unmatched by any Hawaii school until 2010 by the team from Punahou school (which finished fifth).
Maui High has also had great success in sending students to the national olympiads of various subjects. A number of three and four year qualifiers for the National Chemistry Olympiad and National Physics Olympiad have passed through the school.
In addition, the school has also produced a number of finalists in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. In recent years, 3rd and 4th place awards have been given to Maui High finalists in the physics category, in addition to one student receiving an all expense paid trip to the European Organization for Nuclear Research.
The school robotics team (2443, The Blue Thunder) is another point of pride for the school. Created in 2006, the team has currently participated in three seasons with the FIRST robotics competition, as well as with the VEX robotics competition. Two separate VEX teams flying the 2443 banner qualified for the 2010 Dallas World Championships, and the 2443 FIRST team competed in the Atlanta, Georgia World Championships in 2009.
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