Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Wexford Student Enterprise Awards in Clayton Whites Hotel. Jack Wilson of Enniscorthy Vocation College had the Best Interview in the Junior and Intermediate Section combined for his project The Hot Chocolate Reindeer Company. Pictured here with Niall Whelan and Natasha Hughes of BNY Mellon

SIX LOCAL teenagers are getting set to represent County Wexford at Croke Park in May, but, rather than practicing their skills to perform on the sports pitch, these secondary-school entrepreneurs are brushing up on their business pitches to compete in the National Final of the 2017 Student Enterprise Programme.

The county’s six hopefuls were chosen recently, on a day when budding entrepreneurs from across the county converged at Clayton Whites Hotel for the Wexford County Final of the competition hosted by Ireland’s Local Enterprise Offices.

Students from Ramsgrange Community School were chosen in the Junior and Intermediate categories, with Seán Bennett named the winner of the former and twins Mira and Cara Protopopov-Power coming out on top in the latter.

In the Senior category of the competition, Thomas Devereux, Christopher Glover and Oisín Fortune from St. Peter’s College, Wexford were named in first place.

Special awards were also presented to Ben Kidd & Seán Kirwan in the Environmental category and to Thomas Coleman and Conor Murphy in the Best Display category.

The programme began for them back in September: a month when students across the country begin to set up and run their own enterprises and learn about the world of business with the help of their teachers and Local Enterprise Office.

Read more in the Wexford Echo.

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By Sarah Bermingham
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