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LEAP Gives to Charlottesville High School Science Club

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A group of Charlottesville High School students is working to earn $1,500 for its science club trip to Switzerland.

Thursday afternoon, LEAP (Local Energy Alliance Program) met with students from the high school's BACON club, or the Best All-around Club Of Nerds. The organization is giving the club money in exchange for students signing on members of the community for home energy reviews.

"You know, if this is something we can do to make our homes more energy-efficient then why wouldn't we?" said Elizabeth Reid, a member of BACON. "It's exactly what we want to be promoting with kids being more involved in science and being more energy-efficient, eco-friendly, so it's pretty much exactly what we stand for."

The money will also help students fund a plane the group is creating that is capable of flying in space.

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