Academy Student Wins USF Young Innovators Contest!

We are proud to announce that Melissa Feingold ’18 is the USF Young Innovators Contest Grand Prize Winner. She won $1,000 for herself and $1,000 for Academy at the Lakes STEM. She also won a Gateway Laptop computer from Home Shopping Network and an annual family membership to MOSI.

Hannah Fowler ’21 also competed and she won the Outback Steakhouse Trademark Award. She was awarded $100 from Outback Steakhouse, video camera sunglasses from the Home Shopping Network, and an annual family membership from MOSI.

The 2014 USF Young Innovators Contest took place on the evening of February 11th, Thomas Edison’s birthday. On this special night, ten finalists selected from over 500 applicants, presented their own unique inventions before a panel of distinguished judges.

Melissa presented her designs for a shopping cart that will take shopping into the 21st Century. Hannah showcased her LED mat that can bring light to any dark place.

Melissa and Hannah began working on their inventions as part of their science classes for our school Invention Convention which took place this past December. Under the guidance of Middle Division Science teacher Elizabeth Magnusson, Melissa and Hannah put in many hours after school to perfect their presentations. Participating in this contest brings a fantastic opportunity for our students to practice Creativity, Critical Thinking, and Communication with real-world entrepreneurial skills.

Congratulations Melissa and Hannah!

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