Westerville Well Represented at May 19 Regional Invention Convention

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Thirty-three students have been chosen to represent the Westerville City School District at the Regional Invention Convention, which is being held tomorrow at Columbus State Community College. Grand prize at the regional contest is $2,500 and the winner will move on to the State Finals.

The Invention Convention is a program designed to inspire, encourage, reward, and recognize students, K-8, for using their creativity and imagination in developing new solutions to everyday problems. The program is both fun and educational for students. It teaches them important life skills and helps them become creative problem solvers. Many of the young inventors have also taken their ideas to the next step by getting provisional or full patents and/or working with a company to turn their idea into a product that is now in stores. Participants also have the opportunity to win college scholarships. More than $300,000 in scholarships has been awarded to Ohio students over the last 15 years. The Invention Convention is run by Just Think Inc. a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that relies on building partnership with local businesses and foundations to bring this program to students. For further information, please visit www.just-think-inc.com. Westerville contestants are:
  • Grace Ann Neal, grade 4, Central College – Pick Stop!
  • Brooke Long and Emily Miller, grade 5, Annehurst – Anti-smear glove
  • Kendale Mardis, grade 5, Whittier – Super Aquarium
  • Jillian Flynn and Jasmine Konneker, grade 5, Huber Ridge – Designer glasses
  • Samantha McLaughlin, grade 5, Fouse – Tri-Grow Seat
  • Nathan Hynes, grade 3, Mark Twain – Switching Whistle
  • Jon Feverston, grade 8, Heritage – The Brass Bag
  • Lilia Rogers, grade 5, Central College – Slide 365
  • Bridget Stallings, grade 1, and Nathan Stallings, grade 3, Central College – Sleeve-kins
  • Erik Welch, grade 8, Genoa – Recycled Pencils
  • Mackenzie Cheyanne Little, grade 5, and Haley Siema Little, grade 4, Huber Ridge – Wheels on the go
  • Derek Byron, grade 5, Whittier – Sin 1 fisherman’s friend
  • Aidan Christie and Melanie Kowalski, grade 4, Annehurst – Glow in the Dark Toilet Seat Cover and Bath Mat
  • Andrew Akarri, grade 4, Fouse – magnetic generator
  • Ema Rennie, grade 4, Hanby – Maverick Swimming Safety System
  • Nolan Todys, grade 4, Hanby – SafeLink
  • Connor Dziatkowicz, grade 3, McVay – Remember Bands
  • Alexander C. Fletcher, grade 3, McVay – The Lighted Pet Walker
  • Olivia Brickey, grade 5, Annehurst – The Glasses and Hearing Aide Secure
  • Benjamin Driscoll, grade 4, Hawthorne – Cat Catcher
  • Madison Cassady, grade 3, Hawthorne – Spill Saver
  • Nathaniel Stevens, grade 4, Longfellow – The Super TAB
  • Coleton Morr, grade 4, Emerson – Chair Magic
  • Jake Llaneza, grade 4, Emerson – Chair Magic
  • Lara Danger Detrick, grade 5, Cherrington – The Biodegradible Mini Green House
  • Brandon Klaus, grade 5, Mark Twain – poop pounder 5000
  • Molly Foster, grade 8, Walnut Springs – Head lights