The 15th regional Invention Convention was held May 21 at COSI.

Local students honored at Invention Convention

The 15th regional Invention Convention was held May 21 at COSI.

Several Licking County students received $50 savings bonds for their entries. They are:

Barbara Hogan and Catey Sedor, Liberty Middle School, for their invention, "Musical Rocker Docker."

Ellen Spitznogle, Heritage Middle School, for her invention, "Bed Buds."

Anthony Salmeron, Licking Heights Central Middle School, for his invention, "3-D Kinect."

Lincoln Edsall, Licking Heights West Elementary, for the invention, "Door Buddy."


WMHS seniors recognized

Watkins Memorial High School recognized several graduating seniors recently during an awards assembly.

The students who were recognized included Cameron Foutty, who accepted the Outstanding Citizen award; Tyler Woolard, who earned National Merit Scholarship Finalist status; and Ashley Shelton, who received the $1,000 Edith Morton-Dill Scholarship.

Justin Crawford was recognized as the Outstanding C-TEC student and Joseph Rich was named a Columbus Dispatch Scholar Athlete, receiving $7,500. Bryce Phillips received $600 as the second recipient of the Jeff Robinson Memorial Scholarship, given in honor of Robinson, a Southwest Licking Local Schools parent and a member of the WMHS athletic boosters.

Tyler Cruikshank received the $1,000 Pataskala Rotary Club Scholarship. Three awards presented on behalf of the U.S. Marine Corps went to Woolard (Scholastic Excellence Award); Mitchell Swick (Distinguished Athlete Award); and Lauren White (Semper Fidelis Music Award).

Several other students were recognized for earning Awards of Merit, achieved by obtaining credits in a variety of areas while maintaining a minimum 3.25 grade-point average, and President's Awards for Educational Excellence, given to students who earned a minimum 85-percent score in either reading or math on the ACT or SAT exams.

Students who received scholarships from colleges and universities also were recognized during the program.