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Alcorn County Youth Compete at State Science Fair

Kossuth student Abe Butler, 13, stands by his project at the state science fair Friday at Northeast Mississippi Community College. His project concluded that bacteria on cellphones can make a person sick and that smartphones should be cleaned at least once a week.

By Josh Mitchell

Corinth Today News Editor

Local students are taking part in the state science fair with children from around the state at Northeast Mississippi Community College on Friday.

Kossuth Middle School student Eva Null, 13, was at the state science fair with her project, “Sour Blast,” which involved making lemon and lime volcanoes.

Null said she may want to be a pediatrician, orthopedist, or physical therapist when she grows up and that it “feels awesome” to be at the state science fair.

Kossuth student Abe Butler, 13, was also at the state science fair, and his project looked at the amount of bacteria on cellphones.

Butler’s project, “Can Your Smartphone Make You Sick?,” concluded that there were more bacteria on a smartphone than a toilet seat. Bacteria on cellphones can make a person sick, Butler said.

Cellphones should be cleaned at least once a week with a sanitizing wipe, and people should not use their cellphones in the restroom or while eating, Butler’s project stated.

Butler said he wants to be an engineer when he grows up and said he is excited to be at the state science fair.

Alcorn Central student Gabby Vincent’s project was also at the state science fair, and it looked at memorization and different tones of voice.

Kossuth student Eva Null’s project involved creating lemon and lime volcanoes.

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