Awards 2018-2019


KIS Students and Faculty Are Quality Producers and Effective Communicators

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2019 Hawaii State History Day Fair

2019 State Science Fair Results:

  • Sam Broff - 3rd in Category: Environmental Engineering
  • Ella Chapman - 1st in Category: Energy Physical, National Broadcom Masters Award, American Public Works Association & $50.
  • Katie Ellis - Participation award
  • Tucker Hills - 2nd in Category: Energy Physical
  • Catherine & Crystal Quigley - Board of Water Supply Award & $50, NOAA Award $100
  • Mya Thornton - 2nd in Category: Engineering Mechanics, National Broadcom Masters Award

Congratulations to 7th grader Blue team student Kainoa Hiatt who participated in the MLK Scholastic Chess Tournament at Moanalua Middle School. He won 3rd place and proudly wore his KIS shirt.

Geo Bee Results:

William Chen - 1st Place

Payton Davis - 2nd Place

Sloan Kelley - 3rd Place

18 Participants.

William Chen will go on the the State Geography Bee.

Well done everyone!

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Patriot’s Pen Essay Awards

2018-19 Theme

“Why I Honor the American Flag”

Congratulations to the following students whose Patriot’s Pen Essay were recognized by Hawaii’s VFW Department (State) and VFW Post 10154.

1st place in Hawaii’s Department and a Post 10154 winner. William Chen

2nd place in Hawaii’s Department and a Post 10154 winner. Jonathan Au

A Post 10154 winner. Victoria Hunter

  • This year’s national essay theme required students, in grades 6 to 8, to reflect on why they honor the American flag. William’s essay will be submitted as Hawaii’s Department entry to the national competition.

William Chen reading aloud his winning Hawaii Department (State level) essay.

Jonathan Au, William Chen, and Victoria Hunter with their VFW certificates and awards.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Patriot's Pen Essay Contest update.....

William Chen, from Kailua, Hawaii, represented the VFW Department of Hawaii, and was awarded the $500 VFW Southern Conference Award at the national level of competition . VFW website

Congratulations to Ahryanna McGuirk who won 3rd place for Female Vocalist at the Brown Bags to Stardom competition!

Congratulations to our school's 2019 PTSA's Month of the Military Kid Art & Essay Contest Winners


1st place. Sayaka Bischoff. "Personal Courage"

2nd place. Maria Barnes. "Selfless Service"

3rd place. Jonathan Au. "Respect"

4th place TIE. Sage Andrews. "Honor"

4th place TIE. Alana Chang. "Honor"

Honorable Mention. Katie Ellis. "Commitment"

Honorable Mention. Sofia Valdivia. "Devotion to Duty"


1st place. Noah Selph. "Commitment"

2nd place TIE. Luis Gallardo. " Courage"

2nd place TIE. Victoria Hunter. "Courage"

3rd place. Barrett Jones. "Loyalty"

4th place. Allison Dambrauskas. "Service Before Self: A Lifetime of Giving Up for the Greater Good"

Honorable Mention. Aysa Jones. "Commitment, Never an Option?"

Honorable Mention. Ny'Jah Atkins. "What Marine Corps Mean to Me"

2019 PTSA's Month of the Military Kid Art & Essay Contest Winners

Windward District History Day Fair: Kailua Intermediate Students Moving on to State Competition