Darien High School ninth-grade students in Idea, the system's program for the academically gifted, showcased their work at Achievers Night on Thursday, May 16.

The students worked on their various projects all school year and were eager to present their accomplishments to the many people who attended the event.

The wide array of projects ranged from original works of fiction, poetry, research and videos to invention of robotics, Roman weaponry, animation, photography and candy making.

Each student explained to visitors why they chose their project, the process used to create it and what they learned from their experience.

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