Annual Marketplace for Kids on MSU Campus

MINOT, N.D. - Hundreds of young students from across the region were at Minot State campus Tuesday for the annual Marketplace for Kids.

Throughout the day, the kids heard from keynote speakers and sat in classes teaching them about different life lessons. They even showcased their own inventions where judges awarded ribbons. The teachers say these kids spend hours to perfect their ideas.

"Find out if there is something that would make their life easier and then invent it or innovate it," said Holly Dewitz, a fourth grade teacher at Perkett Elementary.

Dewitz says she brings these ideas into her own classroom because it is a day her students talk about for weeks after.

"We took the idea of this and did vision boards to innovate ourselves. So not only do they learn about innovations and inventions to put out to the public, they learn that they can do it," said Dewitz.

These students may be young, but they have a very large creative potential that shows during their day at MSU.