Local kid inventors creating bright ideas


10 This Morning anchors Angela An and Pete Scalia introduce us to a couple of middle schoolers who recently displayed their inventions at the Ohio Statehouse.

• 11-year-old Claire Rhodes is a 5th grade student from Worthington invented the "Tolietizer 2.0", which won top honors at the Ohio Invention Convention and garnered the Most Visionary Award at the 2018 National Invention Convention & Entrepreneurship Expo. She created a toilet handle with a sensor which automatically dispenses hand sanitizer when you flush. Claire was also invited to present her invention to engineers and designers at Georgia Pacific in Wisconsin.

• 12-year-old Makiyla Carrico from Columbus City Schools invented the "You Get it All" insulin plunger. She earned the top prize, the Edison Award, in Grades 5-8 of a $2,500 College Advantage 529 Saving Plan at the Ohio State Invention Convention and earned an invitation to the 2019 National Invention Convention at The Henry Ford Museum in late May.

Today is National Kid Inventor's Day.... January 17th is Benjamin Franklin's birthday, who himself a "Kid inventor" when he invented a type of swim flipper for feet at the age of 12.