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Dist. 123 students have great ideas at Invention Concention

  Do your shoes have an umbrella? Do you have a fan on your cell phone? D123 students did and showed their creative ideas off at the ninth annual eighth Grade Invention Convention on Dec. 12.
  Students showed their creativity through the originality and production of their prototypes. Each student’s personality was allowed to come out in their advertisement and sales pitch.
  Students started the project with identifying a problem that their invention would solve. They conducted a patent search and made changes to their designs if they found similar inventions already on the market or already holding a patent.
  These young entrepreneurs worked hard on their sales pitch in hopes of catching the attention of potential investors (other students). After a hands-on demonstration, anyone interested could view a presentation on the inventor’s netbook.
  Throughout the day, students enjoyed viewing demonstrations of some unusual, but innovative, products. These potential investors then voted on the best invention.

—Submitted by District 123