Focus on Windward Oahu

Kailua High School students took their ROV (remotely operated vehicle) to the International Marine Advanced Technology Education competition last month in Washington state and earned fourth place overall for high school underwater robots, plus a team award for its unique thruster design. Members are (front, from left) mentor Leonid Poleshaj, Kristen Izumigawa, Ipo Silva, (back) Pablo Furukawa, Austin Vegas, Jacob Valencia, Samuel Rasay Jr., Christopher Campos, Kahale Vegas, Jian Madiam, Romnick Valmoja, mentor Nicholas Poleshaj and Michael Sabate. Campos also won the Martin Bowen Memorial Inspiration for Future Engineers Award. Photo courtesy Kimi Kamiyama.