Two brothers are finalists in science competition

February 11, 1997

John and Joseph Verde of Gambrills are finalists in the 15th Annual Duracell/National Science Teachers Association Scholarship Competition.

The brothers, who attend Arundel High School, invented battery-powered devices, two of 100 inventions that will be submitted for final judging.

John, a senior, invented "Jar-O-Matic." Joseph, a sophomore, invented "Temp-Safe."

Forty-one first- through fourth-place winners will be named in early April. All 100 finalists are eligible to win at least a $100 savings bond and compete for the first prize of a $20,000 savings bond and for five second-place $10,000 bonds.

The first- and second-place winners, their parents and teachers, will be guests of Duracell for awards festivities at the 45th annual convention of the National Science Teachers Association.

The nation's top six high school inventors will be honored on April 2 and 3 in New Orleans, where they will participate in an invention workshop and a birthday party for the competition.

Pub Date: 2/11/97

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