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Runners-Up in Smithsonian-ePals Global Invent It! Challenge Include Young Innovator from Long Island
Hayground School student inventors among dozens from across the globe recognized for top inventions that will solve real-world problems in second annual K-12 Invent It! Challenge.

ePals Corporation, an education media company and the world's leading Global Education Network, and the Smithsonian's Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation are happy to announce the 26 student winners and runners up in the 2012 Invent It! Challenge contest.

Students were challenged to come up with a solution to a problem in their school, to improve on an invention being used in their school, or to invent a solution for a real-world problem that exists today.

Devyn Eames, Rachel Saccone, Beatrix Huberty, Olive Purazzi, and Tola Bliss, from the Hayground School in Bridgehampton, were selected as runners-up in the 5-8 group for improving an existing invention. They invented the "Dr. Bot Water Fountain Mask," a guard that keeps you from splashing water on your face when you drink from a water fountain. Oliver Simoncic, age 6, was also recognized with a Judges Award for his "Just Right Pajamas."

Click here to see the winning inventions Hayground School's Facebook page.

Just in case you missed the interview with Julie Fanelli and Hayground's young inventors, on The Eclectic Cafe with Bonnie Grice, WPPB
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