Native Hawaiian students go to Harvard for summer

Honolulu, Hawaii (AP) July 2010

Seven Native Hawaiian high school students are studying at Harvard Medical School this summer.

The Pai Foundation said the sophomores and juniors are participating in a program headed by two of Harvard’s world renowned neurobiologists.

The students are due to attend lectures, small-group conferences and medical case-based tutorials.

Harvard is also hosting students from Hopi, Sioux and Wampanoag Native American tribes at the program, which aims to improve opportunities for Native American high school students to learn science.

The students are due to return on July 17.

They attend Kamehameha High School in Kamuela, Waianae High, Hilo High, Kamehameha Schools Maui, Ke Ana Laahana Public Charter School in Hilo and Kealakehe High.