LHS to send two students to International Science and Engineering Fair

The following is a news release from Fort Polk Progress:

LEESVILLE -- Two Leesville High School students, Robert Rose Jr. and Austin Young, have been chosen to represent Leesville High School at the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) against students from around the world on May 11-15 in California.
Rose and Young's project won 1st place at the Engineering Biochemical Division at the Regional Science Fair in Alexandria on Feb. 22.
The event was  sponsored by LSUA.
Their final project generates electricity from emissions and reduces harsh impacts of gases on the planet by converting them into usable byproducts. The goal of the project is to decrease pollutants and acid rain in the atmosphere and increase company profits by reusing energy.
The International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), is the world's largest pre-college science competition. This year, more than 1,600 students from more than 70 countries, regions, and territories will travel to the United States to showcase their work and compete for over $4 million dollars in rewards.
Donelle Evans, head of the science department at Leesville High School, said she challenged Rose and Young to find a way to use the material coming out of a smoke stack for energy, to create a usable product, and to reduce the gas emissions in our environment.
"They did exactly what I asked," she said.
Rose and Young represent the fourth set of students from Leesville High School to attend the ISEF.
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