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Invention Convention gives kids chance to be innovative

by on May 29, 2014 10:49 AM

Students at Apollo-Ridge Elementary School participated recently in an Invention Convention. Fifth-graders were challenged to come up with an original invention, with a working model.

Twins Justin, left, and Jonathon Coleman demonstrated their remote-control trucks.

One will spread salt on your driveway; the other will squeegee water with a blade mounted to the front, all from the comfort of your home.

In alternate photo (click to view), Mason Cymbor, at right, created the “safety skate,” a skateboard for beginners that has winged sides to make it more stable.

(Tom Peel/Gazette photos)


Chief Photographer Tom Peel has been photographing events in the county since 1966. He started with the Gazette while in high school and then came on board full-time in 1969. So if you do something good, bad or just interesting, he will most likely be there to take your picture. Tom can be reached at or 724-465-5555 ext. 275.
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