Commended Student in the 2013 National Merit® Scholarship Program
Congratulations to University Laboratory School senior Richard Huang who has been named a Commended Student in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program. University Laboratory School Principal, Keoni Jeremiah, awarded a letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Program to this scholastically talented senior.
About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2013 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2013 competition by taking the 2011 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®).
"Recognizing academically talented students plays a fundamental role in the advancement of educational excellence within our nation," commented an NMSC spokesperson. "The young people recognized as Commended Students represent some of the best and brightest minds in the country as demonstrated by their outstanding performance in our highly competitive program. We sincerely hope this recognition will provide them with additional educational outlets and motivate them in their pursuit of academic achievement."
Audrey Decasa Maedo
March 18, 1949 - November 10, 2012
It is with deep sadness that we share the news of the passing of Audrey Maedo, longtime University Laboratory School Secretary. Audrey was a wonderful person and will be missed dearly. We offer our sincere sympathies to Audrey’s entire family during this difficult time.
Audrey Decasa Maedo, aged 63 passed away in Honolulu Hawaii on November 10, 2012. Mrs. Maedo is survived by her husband Tom, sons Sean and Gavin Murai, grandson Caleb Murai, mother, Aurelia Decasa, brothers Rogelio Decasa (Risalin), Meliton Jr. (Dee) and Richard. Surviving sisters include Dolorita Kato (Roy), Francine Egdamin (William "Blue") Doreen Decasa and Felicia Butala (Steve). Funeral services will take place at Diamond Head Mortuary on Saturday, December 8, 2012. Visitation begins at 10:00 a.m. Service at 10:30. The family requests casual attire and no flowers.
Dame Julia Morton-Marr Joins ULS for a Day of Peace
By Mililani T. Posted Wednesday, October 17, 2012
“Sustainable peace for a sustainable future.” Something that is not easily attained, but worth the long road to achieve. Dame Julia Morton-Marr, one of 1,000 women representing world peace and a Nobel Peace Prize nominee, has an idea to help pave the way to a sustainable future.
On September 14, 2012, the University Laboratory School was honored to have Dame Morton-Marr grace them with her presence at their humble school for the second time. ULS is one of her two lighthouse schools in the world. According to Ms. Tomita, “lighthouse schools exhibit the same qualities as a lighthouse, which shine in the darkness.” They are chosen to set an example for other communities. Her visit was purposeful with a set purpose: to help our school become a more peaceful community for everyone.
ULS Student Participates in University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Engineering Internship Program
By JBB Staff Posted Wednesday, October 10, 2012
June 6, 2012 - Senior Espir Jon I. (E.J.) spent an average of four hours a day in the lab for a period of six weeks, participating in the Summer High School Internship Program at the College of Engineering, hosted by the University of Hawaii at Manoa. This unique program offers a chance for qualified juniors to engage with faculty in a college setting and explore a higher level of academics. It also helps participants pursue a career in engineering by providing hands-on research and projects based around a field that best suits their skills and interests.