The young man was sitting in his seat waiting for me to tell the large audience what he as an eleven year old designed and built with my help. It was Awards Night at R. O. Gibson Middle School, in Las Vegas, Nevada, and there were many awards given to those students with notable academic achievements. Those not getting awards were there to cheer on their friends and show support. There was one young man by the name of Russell Bliss that achieved something that no other school mate had done in any recent times. He has a creative mind that was first noticed by this author and encouraged to grow at his own level and pace. He designed a solar oven that has reached temperatures of about 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Russell is now planning to cook some great meals using the sun’s energy.
By Richard Williams