By Aidan Nelson
Two of Red Lion’s very own are attending the International Science Fair. Juniors Levi Jones and Mickayla Smith have qualified to attend.
“We are proud of all our science fair participants, and our grand champions. We are excited to see Levi and Mickayla compete at the next level,“physics teacher Mr. Ben Smith said, Head of the Science Department at Red Lion Senior High School.
The project that they created is using plastic, known as polyethylene terephthalate, or PET, to create fibers; These fibers can be used to make fabrics.
About 25% of the PET is being fully recycled, making it the most recyclable plastic in the U.S., but only 31% of it is actually recycled.
“Levi and I had a focus on adding strontium aluminate powder into the recycling process to produce recycled glowing fibers,” junior Mickayla Smith said.
Science is not the only thing that happens at the International Fair. Students from around the world get to meet and enjoy each other’s presence.
“I’m looking forward to the pin exchange with kids all around the world,” junior Levi Jones said.
Levi and Mickayla, along with Mr Smith, are going to be at the International Science Fair, held in Phoenix, Arizona, from May 5 through May 13.