The 21st Annual Invention Convention hosted by Educational Service Unit #11 of Holdrege, and organized by Tim Burke, Director of Gifted Education was held Monday, April 16, 2012 at Pioneer Village in Minden. 145 inventors in grades 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 participated. Participating schools included: Alma, Cambridge, Franklin, Holdrege, Minden, and Wilcox-Hildreth.
This year’s winners of the Harold Warp Memorial Inventor’s Choice Award were Cydney Hoskins and Konnor Nielsen from Minden. Their invention was the “Squeaky Clean Brush”. They received a certificate as well as a trophy that will be displayed at their school. Each inventor at Invention Convention casts one vote for their favorite invention to determine the winner.
Students were first judged in their grade level which was divided into groups called “Inventor’s Circles”. There were 14 different Inventor’s Circles which each had a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winner.