Sumner County Schools

Prichard family

What started as a homework assignment at Union Elementary STEM and Demonstration School just became a deal on ABC's Shark Tank. The (now) Station Camp Middle School student, Maddox Prichard, earned a deal from two sharks Sunday night. Lori Greiner and Kevin O‚ÄôLeary made an offer for his invention, the Measuring Shovel.  

The Measuring Shovel is a household gardening tool that allows you to measure the size of holes without using a separate measuring tape. Maddox won first place in his grade at the MTSU state Invention Convention and he was subsequently chosen to attend the National Invention Convention, where the Measuring Shovel took home the Household Organization and Tools Award, sponsored by Stanley Black & Decker for students in grades 4 through 12.

In October 2018, his invention was approved by the US Patent and Trademark Office.

We are very excited to see what Maddox accomplishes by the time he starts high school. 

Maddox and AmandaSharks and Shovel

Maddox Deal

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