Three elementary schools — Branchville, Scotland and Farmingville — and East Ridge Middle School all held local Invention Conventions in March.

Some of the participants were selected to move on to the regional competition held at Western Connecticut State University April 1.

Several Ridgefield inventors were then selected to move on to the state's’ portion of Invention Convention, which is to be held on April 29 at UConn’s Storrs campus.

Those who qualified from regionals to state include: Eva Balzano (BES), Ronan Hanley (BES), Trevor Chojnacki (SES), Domenic Colabells (SES), Alyse Trotter (SES), Lino Marrero (FES), and Della Fincham (ERMS).