Greenville student featured on ‘The Tonight Show’


A student with the Greenville County School District was featured on a segment of Jimmy Fallon’s “The Tonight Show” on Aug. 9.

Rising sixth-grader Elliana Trivett showcased her invention, called the Hula Drop Stop, on the show’s “Fallonventions” segment.

Trivett’s Hula Drop Stop is worn below the waist and keeps Hula Hoops from falling to the floor.

Trivett just finished fifth grade at the A.J. Whittenburg Elementary School of Engineering in Greenville.

“Fallonventions” showcases students from across the country with inventions solving real-world problems.

Trivett received a $5,000 check from “The Tonight Show” for her invention.

In prior episodes, students featured on the show have invented devices ranging from a mess-free dog bowl to glasses that provide real-time closed captions.

The segment will also appear on the “Fallonventions” YouTube channel at


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