OTTUMWA – Thirty-six elementary and middle-school students in Ottumwa demonstrated their ingenuity at this year’s Invention Convention at Liberty Elementary School.
Camdyn Crouse was the overall champion for 2018 with her North Pole Snowball Maker.
Judges’s Choice winners were Colton Moor for his pillow tent, Talise Plate for the Sewing Ring and Duo, Gracie Beinhart and Alyssa Gatlin’s H2O-proof Shoes, Brandon Hemminger and Melkin Bonilla-Noyola for Better Snow Balls and Morgan Voss for Portable Ports.
All students who participated received certificates or medals.
Dericah Denniston was selected in a drawing for a scholarship to this summer’s Camp Invention at Evans Middle School, a $225 value. Camp Invention is a week-long day camp for students in kindergarten through sixth grades that promotes science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
Other students who entered inventions at Invention Convention Tuesday were first-graders Adriana Hoffman and Payton Kendrick; third-graders Isabella Hoffman and Lanessa Montejo; fifth-graders Meika Sloan, Kate Pagorek, Emma Fogle, Autumn Damm, Dericah Denniston, Angel Maudlin, Gwen Sutherland, Trailyn Thomas, Mayc Seamans, Trinity Whennen, Stephen Blaine, Daryck Ellis, Carlos Jimenez, Donovan Wilson, Adolfo Rodriguez-Andrade, Leyn Castellanos, KJ Burtch, Hayden Bates, Jocelyn Thompson and Cami Pauls; sixth-graderHanna Talbert and seventh-graders Makynna Beinhart, Mya Lemonds and Carter Kendrick.