École catholique Georges Vanier in Elliot Lake finished first overall at the elementary Cardboard Boat Races competition held in Sault Ste. Marie by winning both the first and third place.
Team members Enza Fabris, Stella Albert, and Manon Rouillard completed the 25-meter course in 26.7 seconds and carried a load of 435 pounds.
The bronze-medal winning team’s vessel navigated 25 meters in 43.3 seconds and carried a load of 465 pounds.
As winners of a gold medal, the champion team will travel to Waterloo in March to take part in the provincials.