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    Tuesday, December 06, 2022

    Invention spotlight

    Norwich Free Academy student judge Julie Vincent, right, talks with Jonah Eddy, 13, about his invention Friday, March 29, 2019, during the Teachers' Memorial Global Studies Magnet Middle School's annual Invention Convention. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    Students at Teachers' Memorial Global Studies Magnet Middle School in Norwich present their ideas to teams of judges during the school's annual Invention Convention Friday, March 29, 2019.

    Approximately 230 students in the school participated with judges coming from the community and Norwich Free Academy.

    Judging criteria  ranged from originality, to effectiveness, practicality, and need as well the student inventors' presentation. Local winners will move on to the statewide competition held at UConn in May.

    Alise Thomas, 13, waits nervously for her turn with Norwich Free Academy judge Alex Dufort, right, as students at Teachers' Memorial Global Studies Magnet Middle School in Norwich present their ideas to teams of judges Friday, March 29, 2019, during the school's annual Invention Convention. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    Teachers' Memorial Global Studies Magnet Middle School Principal Alexandria Lazzari, left, goes over the judging plan with her group of community judges Friday, March 29, 2019, for the school's annual Invention Convention. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    Norwich Free Academy students take their judging clipboards as they arrive at Teachers' Memorial Global Studies Magnet Middle School on Friday, March 29, 2019, to help judge the school's annual Invention Convention. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    Thomas Baird, assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction for the Norwich Public Schools, second from left, and two Norwich Free Academy student judges, Julie Vincent, left, and Abbey Tracy, second from right, question Teachers' Memorial Global Studies Magnet Middle School seventh-grader Juliett Rodriguez Perez, right, about her invention Friday, March 29, 2019, during the school's annual Invention Convention. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    Myles Mercado, 12, explains his "BacVac 3000" invention to judge Dennis Slopak as students at Teachers' Memorial Global Studies Magnet Middle School in Norwich present their ideas to teams of judges Friday, March 29, 2019, during the school's annual Invention Convention. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    Kera Simpson, 12, explains her "Trash Gobbler 5000" invention to a judge as students at Teachers' Memorial Global Studies Magnet Middle School in Norwich present their ideas to teams of judges Friday, March 29, 2019, during the school's annual Invention Convention. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    Seventh-grader Joaris Cancel, right, explains her "Back Saver" invention to Norwich Free Academy judge Alex Dufort as students at Teachers' Memorial Global Studies Magnet Middle School in Norwich present their ideas to teams of judges Friday, March 29, 2019, during the school's annual Invention Convention. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    Judge Megan Strand, center, discusses "The Forkplane" with sixth-grader Joshua Cuevas, 11, left, as she judges student inventions Friday, March 29, 2019, at the Teachers' Memorial Global Studies Magnet Middle School annual Invention Convention. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    Norwich Free Academy judge Jayleigh Tefft, left, discusses an invention display with Norwich school board member Joyce Werden as students at Teachers' Memorial Global Studies Magnet Middle School in Norwich present their ideas to teams of judges Friday, March 29, 2019, during the school's annual Invention Convention. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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