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Grayling elementary inventors competed in February

GRAYLING –  On Saturday February 29 thirty-three Grayling Elementary third and fourth grade inventors traveled to Central Michigan University to participate in the regional Invention Convention competition.  Invention Convention is a national competitive activity that tasks students with identifying a problem, devising a solution, building a prototype and giving a presentation on their work.  The students have been working since September to research a problem, come up with a solution, and build a prototype.  Students could work on their own or with a partner.  Projects ranged from a pillow alarm to dog kennel with a built in vacuum.

At the regional event students explained the problem they were trying to solve and demonstrated their prototype to a panel of judges.  Over 150 students in grades 3-8 participated and three Grayling projects were selected to move on to the state competition at the Henry Ford Museum on April 25.  The three regional winners are Leah Gardner with a net to catch Christmas tree needles; Ayden Rach and Jonas Englehardt, designers of the bunk bed with a crank; and Wyatt Ault and Daniel Kabbe who invented a Water Glider.

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