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Success for Our Lady’s Students at the Student Enterprise Competition

Innovation, creativity, and determination were on full display at the recent Student Enterprise finals that were held at the Glencarn Hotel, Castleblayney on February 29th. The event, which showcased the entrepreneurial spirit and promising business ideas of post-primary students from across the region. The event not only provided a platform for students to showcase their entrepreneurial talents but also offered invaluable learning experiences, mentorship opportunities, and networking avenues. With a focus on nurturing creativity, resilience, and business acumen, the Student Enterprise finals serve as a catalyst for grooming the next generation of leaders and innovators.

The students from Our Lady’s who won awards are as follows:


Junior My Entrepreneurial Journey Category 


1st Place - Aine Carragher with her business idea "Concrete Style Studio"

2nd Place - Megan Monaghan with her business idea "Wag Along Walks"


Intermediate My Entrepreneurial Journey Category


1st Place - Bella O'Neill for her business idea "Bella's Jewellers"

2nd Place - Holly Whiston for her business idea "Best Fit for You"


Senior Sustainability Award 

Erikas Sakalauskas, Gustas Gecas and Padraig Mayol for their business "Jersey Roulette" 

Reflecting on the event's success, Principal Mr. Kelly remarked, "The Student Enterprise finals not only celebrate the achievements of our students but also underscore the importance of fostering an entrepreneurial mindset and nurturing innovative thinking among the younger generation. We are immensely proud of all our participants and their wonderful accomplishments. The success of our students in the Student Enterprise finals reflects their hard work, creativity, and commitment to excellence. A special mention to Ms. Brady for her wonderful work in supporting our students on their entrepreneurial journey.’’


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