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Mountain Park Students Show Off Their Creative Side At Invention Convention

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Students from grades 2-5 participate in Mountain Park Invention Convention. Credits: Mountain Park PTO
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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The call was sent out and the inventors came! Mountain Park's Invention Convention was a huge success this week. This bi-annual event gave students from grades two through five the opportunity to let their imaginations soar and put their creativity on display for their classmates, teachers and families.

Throughout the morning, the students were able to spend time viewing and testing the many different inventions such as 'The Rocket Launcher', 'The Sharpie Remover', 'The Halloween Candy Dispenser' and 'The Hurricane Maker'. Other inventions were 'The Wiz Walker', 'The Mopping Shoes', 'The Robot', exciting board games, awesome Lego creations and so much more!

Mountain Park student inventors were filled with excitement and a sense of pride at their accomplishments.

The Invention Convention is organized by the PTO -- creating this special day for the students. 

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