MOLOKAI, Hawaii - Students from Molokai got the chance to use world-class telescopes on Mauna Kea for the first time.

Three high school students' proposals were chosen after a competitive judging process.

The goal of the program is to introduce more students to careers in science, technology, engineering and math. 

"I've never been to Mauna Kea, or the Big Island, and I'm pretty excited for that because I've never done anything like this before so it's a great experience for me," Skylar Kuahuia, Molokai High School sophomore said. 

"It's exciting, especially coming from Molokai, we don't have that much opportunities like that over here because we're so small," Taye Mowat, Molokai High School junior said. 

The students will also get to spend a night in Waimea observing from the Canada, France, Hawaii Telescope room.