Thursday, 09 May 2013 14:32

Ten Saratoga Students Selected as Invention Convention Semifinalists

By Staff Report | Education

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Ten fifth-graders from the Lake Avenue and Dorothy Nolan Elementary Schools have been selected as semifinalists in the Capital District Invention Convention. From over 1,300 Capital District entries in the 2013 competition, only 100 semifinalists were chosen. They will compete for 25 finalist awards to be announced during a May 19 regional awards ceremony for all semifinalists at the Museum of Innovation and Science in Schenectady.

The students and their inventions are:

  • Sebastian Cabrera, “Boom Bike” (Lake Avenue)
  • Tyler Clute, “I Pad Fingerprint Recognition” (Dorothy Nolan)
  • Amalia Culpepper-Wehr, “Mr. Water Saver” (Lake Avenue)
  • Sydney DeLeonardis, “A Clean Twist” (Lake Avenue)
  • Nick Gebo, “Heated Computer Mouse” (Dorothy Nolan)
  • Freya Haworth, “Grip Swim Shoes and Toe Protector” (Lake Avenue)
  • Sophia O’Brien, “Saddle Warmer” (Lake Avenue)
  • Ryan Ragaini, “Snow Glow, Glow in the Dark Skis, Sleds & Snowboards” (Dorothy Nolan)
  • Maecy Rickman, “Less Weight Laundry” (Lake Avenue)
  • Lily White, “Gell Drink Holder” (Lake Avenue).

The Invention Convention is an annual student competition open to Capital District students in kindergarten through grade eight. The goal is to stimulate the development of students’ creativity and imaginations. Models of the semifinalists’ inventions are on display at the museum through May 19. 

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