Two fourth grade students at Windsor’s Oliver Ellsworth Elementary School won prizes at this year’s Connecticut Invention Convention. Suzanne Chapman (left) and Damari Canty (right) each were recognized with a “Recognized Inventor Award” for being in the top three of their respective judging circles. In addition, Suzanne was honored with the “AMS (American Society for Metals) International Southern Connecticut Special Award” for best use of materials for her Super Static Seed Sorter. Damari also was awarded the “reSET Social Entrepreneur Award” for a viable, sustainable and socially responsible business concept for his Huggy Pod.
More than 650 students from 129 schools participated in the statewide Connecticut Invention Convention held at Gampel Pavilion on the University of Connecticut campus in Storrs, reports Oliver Ellsworth School’s Challenge Resource teacher Nancy Miner. In addition to receiving the awards, Suzanne and Damari each were presented with two-year passes to the Connecticut Science Center in Hartford.
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