Gates 2018-19 is a Wrap!

One hundred thirty-four inventors in the Gates Invention and Innovation Program took the spotlight at the annual expo where they shared highs and lows from their invention journeys this year. Finally, the moment arrived to give out the top prizes at this afternoon's all-school assembly. Congratulations to all our inventors who had the courage, determination and imagination to complete the Gates Invention and Innovation Program this year. We’re proud of you!

Grades 5/6

First Place: Julie Ryan (5), The TV Remote Sleeve
Second Place: Helen Grace Austin (6), Doggie Wings 2.0

Grades 7/8
First Place: Camille Cummings (7) and Madison Dennig (7), Ski 2 Boot
Second Place: Cayla Wolf (7) and Remy Wolkov (7), Pole Buddy

Special thanks to the directors and coaches who make this program such a success:
  • Martin Twarogowski, Charles C. Gates Director of Innovative Learning
  • Jorge Chavez, Program Co-Director and Coach
  • Andy Dodge, Program Co-Director and Coach
  • Dan Barklund, Coach
  • Michelle Benge, Coach
  • Andrea Crane, Coach
  • Steve Collins, Coach
  • Ben DeVoss, Coach
  • Jake Dresden, Coach
  • Elizabeth Leddy, Coach
  • Mitch Masters, Coach
  • Justin Miera, Coach
  • Dana Rankin, Coach
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Graland Country Day School

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Graland Country Day School is a private school in Denver, Colorado, serving students in preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school. Founded in Denver in 1924, Graland incorporates a rich, experiential learning approach in a traditional classroom setting, emphasizing the development of globally and socially conscious leaders who excel academically.