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San Diego second-grade student honored for invention that won AT&T contest

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Posted at 11:37 AM, Jun 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-27 14:37:09-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A San Diego elementary school student was honored Wednesday for his invention that won a global contest.

Mihir Konkapaka, a second-grader at Morning Creek Elementary School in Sabre Springs, recently won the AT&T’s 2018 Inventor’s Challenge.

In the contest, hundreds of students from around the world were asked to come up with solutions to challenges faced by schools and communities.

Mihir came up with what he calls the “Checklistinator,” a device that allows a student to program reminders of needed items to pack for the school day.

Mihir’s invention took the top prize in the pre-K through grade 2 bracket, according to AT&T officials.

Aside from being recognized at a ceremony at an AT&T store in Carmel Mountain Ranch Wednesday, city officials declared June 27, 2018 as “Mihir Konkapaka Day” across San Diego.

For winning the contest, Mihir will receive an LG tablet, a Bitsbox and certificate of achievement from AT&T.