Menlo Park Academy student inventor goes to state competition

BEREA, Ohio — Sam Mather is a young man with a plan.

He will be competing at the National Invention Convention next May after recently winning big with his hot air kite during the Ohio Invention Convention.

The Menlo Park Academy fifth-grader won the Industry Award, Earth and Geosciences, at the state event held in Columbus, after initially inventing the product as part of his fourth-grade curriculum. In addition, Mather was awarded a $400 college scholarship and future consultation with a patent attorney.

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