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May 25, 2021 

Scout Skaggs

Granbury High School student Scout Skaggs won second place in the ASM International Materials Science Student Challenge. 

Skaggs, now a GHS senior, placed second with “A Hybrid Bioplastic and Its Properties” and earned a $300 prize. 

The ASM Materials Challenge for Students was launched in Fall 2020 to all United States high school students to exhibit their knowledge of materials science and engineering. Challenge specifics include: 

  • Students should build something with their own hands: e.g. a testing or measurement device, structural comparison of materials for a specific purpose.
  • The device should be testing using data that can be shown.
  • Findings should be presented in a two-page essay; and in a three-minute video aimed at middle school students.

At the Texas Science & Engineering fair held virtually this spring, Skaggs won first in Environmental Engineering Division with the project. 

As part of the award, Skaggs also received a full scholarship to the exclusive Governor’s Science and Technology Champions Academy to be held at Southern Methodist University during the summer.