Locals students are making strides to improve the lives of people with physical disabilities. The St. Ursula Academy Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Club recently earned recognition at two national competitions. In January, the students placed among the top five teams in the country at the 10th Annual AbilityOne Network Challenge. That victory provided the 6-member team with funding to compete in another competition in Washington DC in mid-March, where the students placed second in the nation. The challenge called on students to develop assistive technologies that improve the lives of people with disabilities. The students called their invention The Pathway, because it helps blind people walk more safely.