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Ken-Ton Has Fantastic Showing at WNY Invention Convention

Lucy Sciandra
Ken-Ton had a fantastic showing at the recent Invention Convention finals! Lindbergh Elementary School student Lucy Sciandra was the first-place Gr. K-4 overall winner with her invention, the "Go Anywhere Window." Several other Ken-Ton students were recognized at the competition including Edison students William VanDyne (winner, "Makes Life Easier" category) and Alan McMann (co-winner, "Environment" category), Franklin Elementary student David Saper (winner, "Helping Others" category), Hoover Elementary students Augie Kaufmanwas (winner, "Home Improvement" category) and Avery Watson (winner, "Food" category), and Lindbergh students Jack O'Donnell (co-winner, "Environment" category) and Mason Williams (Director's Choice Award).
The Invention Convention is an annual event coordinated by Gifted/Talented (G/T) teachers Patricia Rosenhahn and Sarah Malczewski in which students in the G/T Program present ideas and concepts for new devices or products. Students from throughout the district took part in the local competition on March 9th and 15 finalists were selected to compete in the regional event on May 15th. Check out these photos to see these students' amazing ideas!