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Vanessa, a 7th-grade student from Bonita Springs Charter School, is the Grand Award Winner of the 2018 Thomas Alva Edison Regional Science & Inventors Fair, Jr. Division. She competed against more than 400 students from 65 schools in 13 different categories.

After studying the physical and chemical makeup of traditional store bought sunscreen, Vanessa was able to create an all natural sunscreen with an SPF between 15 and 30 using cocoa butter, shea butter, raspberry oil, and zinc. In addition to the beautiful ribbon, trophy, and medal already awarded to her, Vanessa also received a $2,500 scholarship from the Florida Gulf Coast University. Vanessa has also been invited to the state competition being held in Lakeland on March 27th.

We wish her the best of luck and look forward to sampling her product!