This year marks Maui High’s sixth win out of 11 total years, making the school the state’s reigning champ. Of the 13 teams competing this year, Punahou School took second place and the Big Island’s Waiakea High School Team B got third.
Maui High’s winning team includes Steven Okada (the team captain), Bryson Galapon, Gabriel Salazar, Christopher Kim and Riley Camp.
The UH Manoa’s School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology organized this year’s competition. Other groups — including UH Manoa’s Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research and NOAA Marine Debris Program — helped out, too.