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Maui Prep’s Carrie DeMott honored for educational efforts

By Staff | Sep 3, 2015

Maui Preparatory Academy Science Olympiad Coach Carrie DeMott is pictured with fellow coach Nathan Bulat.

NAPILI – Carrie DeMott of Maui Preparatory Academy was recently awarded the 2015 Hawaii State Science Olympiad Coaching Excellence Award.

The award was given for “… outstanding commitment to your students on your school’s Science Olympiad team as well as to science, technology, engineering and math education in the State of Hawaii as a whole. Your efforts will bear fruit in the lives of future generations.”

The award was presented at the 11th annual State Finals Tournament on Oahu. With that award, she was given an all-expenses-paid trip to the National Science Olympiad Conference in Arizona in July.

The five-day conference at the Tapatio Cliffs Hilton in Phoenix was attended by coaches from all over the nation and specialists from every area of science.

DeMott started Science Olympiad at Maui Prep about seven years ago. The team has advanced to the national meet twice and done very well at the regional contest.

DeMott was also recently acknowledged in The Maui News for the Mayor’s Recognition Award on the Status of Women in the Fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. There were only five women honored.

DeMott is passionate about the environment and educating students in order for them to have the knowledge and ability to make improvements.

Along with teaching and developing programs at the school, DeMott has worked with many environmental organizations to help put in place field studies, data collection and student/family community service.

DeMott also serves in the STEM field because of her passion for community involvement and environmental betterment through education.