BEAVERCREEK — Trebein Elementary School third grader Matthew Allison was one of several Dayton-area students received scholarship awards at the SW Ohio Invention Convention Regional Finals.
Allison was a first place winner of a $500 scholarship.
Aspiring inventors in grades K-8 brought their solutions to everyday problems to the 2016 Invention Convention on Saturday, April 23 at Central State University. Scholarships totaling $11,000 were awarded to young inventors for their creations.
The grand prize award, the Edison scholarship for $2,500, was presented to Hazma-Alex Hmedian and Zain Hanieh, 5th graders from Hopewell Elementary, West Chester for their invention, “E-Watch.” Their invention helps with fire safety and locating lost items.
Evan Farrell, 6th grader from Mariemont Elementary in Cincinnati, won the Kid’s Choice Award for his invention, “Cleat Coverz” which helps prevent cleats from wearing down and protecting floor surfaces.
The Alumni Ambassador Award was given to Nate Ashcraft, who participated in the Invention Convention from 2009-2013 and currently serves on the student board for the National Gallery of Young Inventors.
“I have been inventing since 3rd grade and am currently a high school sophomore, said Ashcraft. “Invention Convention has provided me with so many opportunities including a television appearance and presenting my been assemblies, conferences and fairs throughout the state.”
Second place awards were given in each grade as well as 10 Superior Awards and three Ohio Soybean Council Foundation’s specialty awards, “Beyond the Bean for Excellence in Agricultural and Environmental Innovation” worth $250, $500 and $1,000.
The Teacher of Excellence award was presented to Sarah Schleehauf from Valley View School District.
Story courtesy of the SW Ohio Invention Convention.