Slidell teenager explores Mars, finalist for ‘junior Nobel Prize’ Covington News Banner

When most people look back at their first summer job, it is usually with a sense of dread. Bank presidents started out mowing lawns, corporate CEOs flipped burgers for minimum wage and small business owners began their working days as lifeguards at the local pool. Seventeen-year-old Slidell native Kate Lowry, however, studied gullies on the surface of Mars during her summer internship at NASA’s Ames Research Center in San Francisco.