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15 Students Selected to Compete at WNY Invention Convention

Months of brainstorming, researching, and creating have paid off for several Ken-Ton Gifted & Talented students with the culmination of our Ken-Ton Invention Convention taking place Tuesday night. Since the Fall semester, students have been working extremely hard to come up with an invention that would better the lives of others. They spent time creating their product, answering the important questions, and putting their idea into a designed product.

Around 40 students from our five Ken-Ton elementary schools and surrounding parochial schools displayed their creative ideas earlier this month and on Tuesday night, 15 were selected to take their inventions to the next round of competition. The following students and their inventions will represent Ken-Ton at the Western New York Invention Convention next month (pictures of each invention are below):

  • Sadie Bayer, Edison Elementary: The Portable Hospital
  • Hidy Gleason, Edison Elementary: The Frisbee Return
  • Penelope Stuart, Edison Elementary: The Better Netter
  • Saw Tort, Edison Elementary: The Fortified Bed
  • Sterling Linkowski, Franklin Elementary: The Trash Trap
  • Athena Muroff, Franklin Elementary: The Deluxe Cat Carrier
  • Lily Colbert, Holmes Elementary: The Seatbelt Buckle Pro
  • Jesse Smith Holmes, Elementary: The Carbage Can
  • Wilson Johnson, Hoover Elementary: The Garden Grabber
  • Zeke Schutt, Hoover Elementary: The Squishy Door Handle
  • Emmitt Krasinski, Lindbergh Elementary: The Music Man Clock
  • Daphne McNally-Mank, Lindbergh Elementary: The Simple Spread
  • Gwen Spitler, Lindbergh Elementary: The Extendable Plate
  • Aiden Tuskes, Lindbergh Elementary: The Menu Monkey
  • Brody Largy, Parochial School: The Cool Car Cup

The WNY Invention Convention will be held at the Buffalo Museum of Science on April 30th. Up to five inventors will be chosen to move on to the National Invention Convention at The Henry Ford in Detroit, ichigan from June 7th-9th.

Ken-Ton was represented at the National Convention last year after then Lindbergh 4th grader Lucy Sciandra was named a national finalist for her invention, the “Go Anywhere Window”.