Students from Albert City-Truesdale and Sioux Central participated in the 2008 Invent Iowa district competition on Saturday, March 1, in Emmetsburg.
Invent Iowa has helped teachers present the inventive process as part of the Kindergarten through high school curriculum for over 20 years. During the 2007 - 2008 school year, over 35,000 elementary, junior and senior-high students learned about inventions and creativity. The experience culminated with the students' own inventions, many of which reflect their interests in solving problems, making life easier, or just having more fun. Albert City students participating included 4th graders Kara Clausen, Dalton Demers and Maddy Bjork, 5th grader Corren Olson, and 6th grader Brad Aronson.Sioux Central students were 5th grader Ethan Frazier, 6th graders Alathea Westbrook and Tanner Lindquist, 7th graders Jacob Meyers and Colton Miller, and 8th graders Tyler Marcoux and Kyle Clausen. Students and their inventions chosen to move on to the Invent Iowa State Invention Convention at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City on April 5th include Ethan Frazier - Circle Hockey, Jacob Meyers and Colton Miller - Shake-n-Bake Coveralls, and Kyle Clausen - EZ Scrape.
Albert City Students Qualify for State History Day
Four Albert City students, Mallory Bjork, Gloria Jensen, Gus Loving, and Evan Balder, participated in the District History Day contest held in Emmetsburg on Saturday, March 8th, and were chosen to advance to State History Day in Des Moines on April 28.
They produced a group documentary titled "School Consolidation in Iowa: Conflict and Compromise". They were assisted by Laura Sievers, talented and gifted instructor, and Julie Bjork, technology coordinator.