Thomas Edison and Steve Jobs would be proud


On Thursday, Nick Dudley, 11, left, prepared as his partner Lance Townsend, 11, both fifth-graders at Animas Valley Elementary School, activates the “Breakfast Time” invention that uses miniature cars, VHS tapes, dominos and balls to pour cereal and milk into a bowl during the 13th biennial Invention Convention. A dozen or so students who previously won competitions from each Durango School District 9-R elementary and middle school competed at Durango High School to be one of the night’s four winners. Lance is the son of Marian and Tom Townsend and Nick is the son of Karla and Ed Dudley. Enlarge photo

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On Thursday, Nick Dudley, 11, left, prepared as his partner Lance Townsend, 11, both fifth-graders at Animas Valley Elementary School, activates the “Breakfast Time” invention that uses miniature cars, VHS tapes, dominos and balls to pour cereal and milk into a bowl during the 13th biennial Invention Convention. A dozen or so students who previously won competitions from each Durango School District 9-R elementary and middle school competed at Durango High School to be one of the night’s four winners. Lance is the son of Marian and Tom Townsend and Nick is the son of Karla and Ed Dudley.