Vassar Temple Teen Helps Science Team Win $10,000

Rachel Erlebacher, a member of Vassar Temple who also teaches in the Sunday School, helped her Arlington High School research team join only six other groups across the country that won $10,000 in scholarships and grants as part of the the Lexus Eco Challenge.

Her team “studied the dangers of invasive insects and plants, developed educational materials and spoke to science classes and community groups,” according to the Poughkeepsie Journal, and plans “to spend part of the prize money to create an interactive walking trail at Peach Hill [in Poughkeepsie, NY] to educate people about invasive species.”

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