Trevor Drury, a senior at Buffalo Island Central High School, took second place in state competition with his science project in the computer science division.
(Town Crier photo/Revis Blaylock)
His teacher, Steve Brumett, praised Drury for his work on the project.
"He did all of his work on the project after school on his own time," Mr. Brumett said. "He worked at least two evenings a week for two months."
The project is an extension from the robotics team, under the instruction of Mr. Brumett, which Drury has been on for five years.
Trevor said the robotics team has won every year for the last five years at Jonesboro and was very close in the state competition held at Ft. Smith.
The project is a computer system built by Trevor and programmed to detect when fruit starts to ripen.
The model received excellent comments from the judges at the state level. One of the judges gave his project 30 out of 30 points for creativity.
Comments included, "unique project, very creative," "practical application is promising," "clever skills," "nicely demised," "simple but effective," and "novel idea."
Trevor was pleased with the comments he received from the judges. He also received a $100 Savings Bond, two checks, several certificates and awards.
Trevor said it was a good experience and it was worth the time he worked on the project.
His future plans include attending Harding University and majoring in mechanical engineering.
Trevor is the son of Jacky and Judy Drury.