10 Feb 2004

American Samoan student wins prize in Hawaii University Symposium

8:31 am on 10 February 2004

An 11th grade student from Tafuna High School in American Samoa is the only contestant outside of Hawaii to have won a place in a high school science competition for Pacific territories.

Andrew Ah Young presented research supporting his theory that chemicals from Neem and Nonu plants could be used for insecticides to control a variety of mosquito responsible for dengue fever.

He gained fifth place in the Pacific Symposium for Science and Sustainability at the University of Hawaii.

His prize includes a trip to the National symposium in Baltimore in April