Westminster 5th grader on “The Tonight Show”

Fifth grader, Patrick Joiner, was selected from a nationwide pool of students to appear on “The Tonight Show” during the 2017 “Fallonventions” segment that was aired on Wednesday, Sept. 6.  “Fallonventions” is an annual segment during which Jimmy Fallon gives young inventors the chance to show off their inventions. Patrick was selected for his invention “Rake Hands 5000.”

Patrick created his invention during Westminster’s annual fourth grade science project this past school year. Each year, the students are challenged to create an invention that solves a real-world problem which is then displayed at the annual Invention Convention at Westminster. Several students submitted their inventions to “Fallonventions” and Patrick is the only Westminster student selected to appear on the show.

His invention is designed to help people clean up their yards more quickly. Using the gloves, a person is able to move large loads of leaves or pine straw easily. His slogan is “Get yard waste out with haste.”

“Patrick is such an enthusiastic learner! I loved watching him find a problem that was meaningful to him and then find a practical solution,” said Virginia Shelley, fourth grade teacher at Westminster.

Congratulations Patrick!

Check out the segment that aired on Sept 6 on NBC!


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