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Middle School Announces 2nd Quarter Inventionland Winners


In January, the Highlands Middle School 6th Grade Innovation classes participated in the Inventionland Institute’s second quarterly competition.  

In preparation for the competition, the students worked individually or in small teams to brainstorm invention ideas. They researched their concepts, built prototypes and learned how to package and market their inventions. During the competition days, the students pitched their invention idea to the judges. 

First Place winners from each quarter will compete in the Regional Inventionland competition in May 2023. 

Taught by Mrs. Marcie Wallace, the Innovation class is standards-aligned and modeled after the same inventing processes used by Inventionland, a long-standing, Western PA-based design and invention factory.

Congratulations to the 2nd Quarter Winners!  

5th Period Class

1st PLACE - Multi-sports Carrier

Julian Jiggetts, Nico Malta & Liam Behanna


2nd PLACE - Pocket Hat

Jonavan White


3rd PLACE - Flight Box

Arius Alvarenga, Brayden Black & Landon McCarroll


7th Period Class

1st PLACE - Infinity Binder

Camdyn Case, Brody Petrak & Charles Eisenberg


2nd PLACE - Art Supply Box

Abigail Bender, Dior Green, Ella Prager & Mya Robinson


3rd PLACE - Beepo

Maria Bianco, Keira Chiappino, Conyr Townsend & Peyton Wilhelm


Photo Gallery of winners and participants: