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Three PCSS students attend Invention Convention at UMaine

    ORONO — Three students from Piscataquis Community Secondary School participated in the 2013 Maine Invention Convention State Competition May 18 at the New Balance Center at the University of Maine. Top sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students from around the state were invited to compete for top prizes in each grade level.  

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    YOUNG INVENTORS — Piscataquis Community Secondary School students taking part in the Invention Convention on May 18 at the University of Maine were, from left,  eighth-graders Danika Hill and Cassandra Richardson and seventh-grader Alexandra Huff.

    Piscataquis Community Secondary School students participating in this year’s Invention Convention included  seventh-grader Alexandra Huff who invented the Ultimate Pocket U a 4-in-1 utensil for school and work purposes. Eighth-grader Cassandra Richardson demonstrated the Recipe Assistant, a tool she created for keeping recipe cards clean and easy to read. Eighth-grader Danika Hill invented the “Sporty Girl Pin,” a hair clip legal for girls playing sports. These girls were just three of 90 registered participants from 11 schools around the state.  
    Although these girls did not place within the top three for their grade levels, they each had a terrific experience. After participating in the competition the three PCSS students had the opportunity to visit with two of the UMaine Dance Team members in the afternoon. They learned and tried out some dance moves in the university dance studio, and were taken on a tour of the campus.

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