The writing of two Coffman High School students earned honors from a national contest.

The writing of two Coffman High School students earned honors from a national contest.

International baccalaureate students Emily Lynch and Jacob Farr both earned honorable mentions in the DuPont science essay competition.

The essay challenge "calls on students to research, think critically and write a science essay that provides innovative ideas on our most pressing global challenges or demonstrates the application of science, technology, engineering and mathematics to our daily lives," information on DuPont's website said.

Lynch's essay was "Microalgae's Giant-Sized Potential" and Farr's was "Heroic Hydrogen."

The Coffman students won honorable mentions and $200 savings bonds. About 10,000 essays are submitted to the contest annually.