St. Paul’s Middle School Students Win Inventor Prizes in Local Competition

St. Paul’s Middle School Students Win Inventor Prizes in Local Competition

St. Paul’s middle school students pitched product ideas to KC Invention Convention judges, and several students were awarded top awards, prize money, and the chance to compete at the National level!

The Kansas City Invention Convention program invites students in grades 5-12 to “invent the future,” as they develop products ideas from concept to prototype. St. Paul’s students presented ideas ranging from an app to help with recycling, a device to keep disposable cups from leaking, a phone case that also charges the device, and much more!

Congratulations to the St. Paul’s students who received special awards and prizes at the KCIC awards ceremony earlier this week. Winners included:


Gabe Brooks and Anna Tiedt

  • 1st Place in the 7th/8th Grade Competition
  • Product: Recycle Pro
  • Prize: Anna and Gabe won $800 and an all-expense paid trip to the national competition in Michigan later this year!

Sophie Gouttierre, Taylor Lewellen, Harper McGee , and Molly Kate Trenkle

  • Won the Convention’s Choice Award
  • Product: The Dropper Stopper
  • Prize: These students won $100 each!

Also, Charlotte Hamilton, St. Paul’s Alum ’21, won 1st place with her team in the 9th/10th grade category and will also be headed to the national competition. Way to go!

Many thanks to St. Paul’s teachers, Shari Brundige and Kelly Van Maren, for leading, preparing, and mentoring this group of student inventors. We are sending up a big round of applause to these middle school students for representing St. Paul’s so well at this local competition. We’re so proud of them for their creativity, hard work, and ingenuity!