Two students from Hooksett Memorial School were invited to attend the National Invention Convention and Entrepreneurship Expo at The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Mich., on June 1. Along with 500 other participants from around the United States, fifth-grader Noah Antonellis and third-grader Parker Boulanger set up and presented their inventions to judges and museum visitors.
Noah’s invention, The micro-POCKET, could help diminish the deaths of babies due to being in hot cars. It could also keep fewer children, elderly and animals from getting lost. Competitor devices such as Tile and TrackR are only location-based apps, but microPOCKET is location, as well as notification-based, so you know when something is leaving your sight. Noah took home the fifth-grade first-place award during the school Invention Convention and the Caring for Your Pet Award at the Regional Invention Convention.
Parker’s invention, Shearly Accessible, is a one-handed food cutting tool for people with disabilities, such as cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s disease, stroke and injuries to the arm/hand that may make cutting their own food a challenge. Shearly Accessible helps people regain independence and allows the whole family to enjoy meals together. Parker took home the third-grade first-place award during the school Invention Convention and the Special Needs Award at the regional Invention Convention.
Though neither student took home an award from the national Invention Convention and Entrepreneur Expo, they left with memories that will last a lifetime.
To both boys, your brilliance and dedication to creating something that will help others is something you, your families and Hooksett can be proud of.
Keep inventing; both of you were destined to do great things.
Thank you to all the dedicated teachers, administrators and staff at Hooksett Memorial School for your fundraising efforts that provided these boys with the opportunity to attend this event.
This article provided by NewsEdge.