And the results are in!

I’m pleased to report that my daughter Sophie, aka Kid1, came in second place in the 53rd annual Hawaii Science and Engineering Fair, which was held at the Hawaii Convention Center earlier this week.
Her project was called 50 Million Years Ahead, and expanded on the Pangea Theory, plate tectonics and earthquakes. My theory is the recent seismic shifting on the globe gave the girls’ project relevance. Timing is everything.
Not only did Sophie come in second place in the junior display division (6th graders), she and her partner Julia won best Earth & Science project, and best Group project.
Yay, Sophie! Here’s a photo.
As some of you might recall, when she won her division at Kapiolani Community College on February 6th, I jumped for joy and popped my Achille’s tendon. I’m still crutching about on that injury. You can bet I didn’t jump for joy this time!
My daughters bless me so much. I hope they do great things for our world, in due time.

By lavagal

Hawaii Kai wife and mom. Melanoma Stage 3a Cancer survivor. English Language Arts teacher, English Learners Coordinator, and Paraprofessional Tutor. Super sub teacher. Dormant triathlete. Road cyclist and Masters swimmer. Gardener. Mrs. Fixit. Random dancer. Music Curator. A teenager trapped in an aging body. Did you know 60 is the new 40? It is.


  1. Thanks to the organizers and sponsors of the 53rd Hawai’i State Science & Engineering Fair. The encouragement and inspiration the program offers budding scientists is invaluable. To Sophie and her partner, Julia, and all the other participants, hooray! Nerds run the world.

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