North Branford's Totoket Valley Elementary School (TVES) celebrated its 25th year of participating in Connecticut Invention Convention programs, one of the longest running programs in the state. Since 1990, TVES has been instructing and encouraging young inventors. On March 28, TVES had its latest crop of inventors on display and received a "School of Distinction" plaque from the state-wide organization. Connecticut Invention Convention Executive Director Helen Charov presented the award to TVES Principal Dr. Kris Lindsay. Event chairpersons Carrie Sabetta, Carrie Seiden, and Shelly Thompson noted the high level of enthusiasm and creativity among all 157 TVES students and supporting staff members. In addition, 10 finalists, pictured here, will represent TVES at the state-wide convention May 3 at UConn, which will host more than 160 participating schools at its Storrs campus. From left are Carley Parente, Zechariah Ford, Sophia Valente, Cassie Eddy, Thomas Manganiello, Ryan Monde, Ben Reynolds, Jennifer Alaska, Demetrios Teodosio, and Richard Vogt.