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Boise District Students Take Home Top Honors in Invent Idaho 2014 Competition 

 

The Boise School District Gifted Program participated in the Invent Idaho contest again this year.  Students whose projects won at the regional competition were eligible to compete at the state contest, which was held on March 9th at the University of Idaho, Moscow.  Boise students won 6 first-place awards, 2 second-place awards, 7 third-place awards and the People's Choice award.

  

State contest results are as follows:

 

At the first- and second-grade level in the Adaptations Category, JonCarlo Chavez DiVittorio from Roosevelt Elementary won first place for his Shin Guard Zip-Up.  Brady Harbison from Roosevelt Elementary won third place for Idaho Mountain Dog Boots. 

 

In the Jules Verne Category,  Keyton Smith from Cynthia Mann Elementary won first place for his Falk Invention. 

 

In the Non-Working Model Category, Cory Liddle from Monroe Elementary won first place for his Abominable Snow Truck, and Kathryn Lind from Cynthia Mann Elementary won third place for her Vacuum Pants. 

 

In the Working Model Category, Garrett Kennedy form Cynthia Mann Elementary won first place for his Squash Laser.

 

In the Gadgets and Games Category, Morgen Ritthaler from Monroe Elementary won third place for her Crazy Christmas Shopping Rush.

 

At the third- and fourth-grade level, Boise School District's students swept all three spots in two categories. In the Adaptations Category,  Grace Hinkle from Roosevelt Elementary won first for her Easy Open Split Ring, Malia McColl from Collister Elementary won second place for her Magna Soles, and Emma Perkes from Riverside Elementary won third place for her Hip Happening Headband Holder.

 

In the Gadgets and Games Category, first place went to Whitney Warren of Riverside Elementary for The Little Seed, second place went to Alexis Millan from Riverside Elementary for Are We There Yet?, and Berit Schaus from Roosevelt Elementary won third place with Pet Programmer.

 

Abigail Peck from Roosevelt Elementary won the People's Choice award in the Non-Working Model Category or Easy Clean Animal Wheel.

 

In the Working Model Category, Rio Ritchie from Highlands Elementary won third place for his Ear Gear.

 

Denzil Rogers from Mountain View Elementary won third place in the Adaptations Category for the Scoop-N-Sort. 

 

Scarlett Randall, a third/fourth grade teacher in the gifted program at Hawthorne, was in charge of this year's regional contest for Southeast Idaho.  The following Boise School District teachers participated in Invent Idaho:   Linda Stokes and Kelly Brady from Collister Elementary, Jane McKevitt and Lisa Stitt from Cynthia Mann Elementary, Angela Troy from Highlands Elementary, Sabrina Gary from Monroe, Lynnette Weller from Mountain View, Stephanie May, Scott Ellis and Susan Wolfe from Roosevelt, and Maria Manning-Floch from White Pine. These teachers worked with their students to learn the invention process and then create, develop and present an original invention.  They then helped their students compete in district and regional contests to qualify for the state competition.