Young scientists shine

Two students who built a lever that uproots small trees won the $300 first prize in the Fidelity Inventions Competition, held as part of last week’s Mathematics Fair and Science Exhibition.

John Gray High School students Andy Vernon and Cary Hunte won the prize for their joint invention, said a GIS press release. While the lever itself is not a new invention, the novel application of this tool earned top honours for the two.

Brian Walters of Red Bay Primary School won the second prize of $200 for a simple but effective ‘bell-and-name collar’ that allows him to find his pet rabbit when it gets loose.

Skye Smith of North Side Primary invented a working tabletop version of the traditional cane press, and took home the third-place $100 prize.