A team comprising sixth- and seventh-graders from St. Louise de Marillac School in LaGrange Park won first place at the EPIC invention competition at Nazareth Academy in early October.

Students, who began planning for the competition in August, took on the challenge of creating a device to keep people cool while riding a bike. Teams assembled their inventions onsite and presented their methodology in front of a judging panel at Nazareth Academy.

The winning team for design was Mary Hopkins, Ximena Pineda, Julia Tervino, Katie Keegan, Alexander Kurkjian and Michael Flynn.