Two Mitchell High School students place at world's largest science fair on renewable resources

Photo courtesy of Dakota Wesleyan University

MITCHELL, S.D. - Two Mitchell High School students won a high honor at a science fair in Texas earlier this week.

Madison Hetland and Hannah Hetland won the bronze award at the I-SWEEEP science fair.

Dakota Wesleyan University said the Hetlands exhibited their research, “Constructing a Solar Graphene-Based Supercapacitor,” during the world’s largest science fair on renewable resources May 3-8 in Houston, Texas.

The bronze also came with a $150 award.

They qualified for I-SWEEEP through the South Central South Dakota Regional Science and Engineering Fair March 21 at Dakota Wesleyan University.

The Hetlands were named the I-SWEEEP contestants, as well as winning the senior division group project; the Association for Women Geoscientists award; first place from the United States Army Recruiting Center; and United States Department of Navy/Marine Corps senior division placing.

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