Nashua Catholic students to present inventions at convention

NASHUA – Four eighth-grade students from Nashua Catholic Regional Junior High School have been selected to present their invention projects at the Young Inventors’ program Regional Invention Convention from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, March 26, at Merrimack Valley High School in Penacook.

Elizabeth Bonnette, of Hollis, and Theresa Perez, of Nashua, will be participating in the Rube Goldberg Group, and Libby Knapp, of Mont Vernon, and Claire Reynolds, of Nashua, will be in the General Invention Group.

Eighth-grade Nashua Catholic students have been learning the invention process for the past few months and coming up with their own inventions.

Christine Carew’s classroom was selected as a recipient of a donation from the Academy of Applied Science.

"Our students have shown added enthusiasm for math and science over the past few months thanks to YIP," said Carew, a physical science teacher.

"At Nashua Catholic, we believe that hands-on experience with science, technology, engineering and math sparks a passion for learning, so we do whatever it takes to give these students growth opportunities. Our students have embraced the project so enthusiastically that we are adding a STEM lab focused on the invention process to our summer camp program."