Driscoll Independent School District sixth-grade student Therese Trevino competed in this year's Coastal Bend Science Fair in Corpus Christi on May 1 and was recognized by the NACE Foundation for her work.

Therese was awarded a $750 savings bond and her sixth-grade science class was given a "Corrosion Kit" to aid in their exploration of the properties of metals. School officials said Therese was "shocked and pleasantly surprised" by the recognition.

She intends to further investigate metals in her future science projects.

Therese's science teacher, Dannette Holt, said she appreciated the Foundation's recognition and encouragement.

"The gift to her classrooms will definitely be utilized to ignite curiosity and support instruction," she said.