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Batavia teen named finalist in national invention contest

Andrew Young, 14, is one of thousands of people who entered their creative ideas to solve everyday problems as part of the first-ever Frito-Lay’s Dreamvention contest. (Photo: Ketchum PR)

Batavia, N.Y. (WHAM) - A teenager from Batavia is a finalist for a national contest featuring inventions.

Andrew Young, 14, is one of thousands of people who entered their creative ideas to solve everyday problems as part of the first-ever Frito-Lay’s Dreamvention contest.

The idea came from Andrew's grandmother, who saw her grandson burning himself while trying to get his toast out of the toaster. After burning himself and getting in trouble with his mom after sticking a metal fork in the toaster, it was decided he needed to invent something that could help retrieve toast with a lot more ease and less risk.

Thus, the idea for the “Toaster Shooter” was born.

Frito-Lay narrowed down its submissions to five finalists, including Andrew.

All five finalists, including Andrew, are eligible for a $250,000 grand prize.

Anyone who wants to help Andrew's idea come to life and win the $250,000 grand prize can vote for the Toaster Shooter online until November 27. That online voting can be done here.

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