Minocqua Students

Inspired by a number of high-profile kidnapping cases in the last year, a group of students at MHLT Elementary School developed an electronic alarm and tracking device for children who are lost or abducted.

They concluded that more kidnappings could be prevented if the child had a chance to sound an alarm and provide tracking information back to police on their exact location.

The device is worn like a watch on the child's wrist and works like a regular cellular phone.

The students' idea has been picked as one of the Top 30 of 600 in a national competition called The Christopher Columbus Awards.

If the group's idea is chosen to be in the Top 10 they will get a trip to Walt Disney World where they will present their idea.

The top prize is a $25,000 grant to put towards bringing their idea to life in the community.

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