Invention Convention (Available to Grades K-8)
Co-hosted by SPS, Carlynton School District and the AIU, this competition encourages individual students to create an original product or process after identifying a need.
The student must first complete patent and other research to prove the product is original and not previously invented. To advance to the regional competition, students must then present their completed invention to a panel of judges during Catholic Schools Week in late January. Students selected to advance compete against their peers from several area school districts at Carlynton High School. Each student must be prepared to discuss and answer questions about their invention, inventor’s log, and advertising materials during three rounds of judging. First, Second, Third and Honorable Mention awards are presented at each grade level. SPS students are consistently among top finishers.