Blake’s Brainiacs- Young Women’s Leadership Academy

Local class named finalist in nationwide science contest

Students at the Young Women's Leadership Academy
Students at the Young Women's Leadership Academy (KSAT 12)

Last fall, Ignacia Kilgore’s students entered the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest with an invention aimed at stopping the widespread use of petroleum-based plastics. Their invention - a device that turns banana peels into a reusable plastic - was named one of the 5 projects in the state of Texas. They’re now aiming to win the grand prize!

Just by getting to this point, the girls were awarded $15,000 worth of technology for their school. Ignacia told KSAT that this money is so appreciated, since the school doesn’t have the latest technology and equipment for the students to use.

If they win the grand prize, the school will receive $100,000 worth of technology and classroom supplies, as well as a trip to Washington D.C. for Ms. Kilgore’s class.

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