National Success for Entrepreneurial Callan Students

National Success for Entrepreneurial Callan Students

SEP Presentation

Students from Coláiste Éamann Rís in Callan were presented with their national awards from the National Student Enterprise Programme Final. The event which takes place annually in May at the Croke Park Conference Centre was  held virtually via social media this year on Wednesday 27th May.

As part of #YourCouncil Day on Wednesday 1st July newly appointed Cathaoirleach Cllr Andrew McGuinness together with the Chief Executive of Kilkenny County Council Colette Byrne presented the winners Nathan Ryan and twin brothers Mark and Evan Srouji with their specially commissioned national trophies.  

Nathan Ryan was awarded first place at intermediate level in a new pilot competition “My Entrepreneurial Journey”. Nathan impressed the judges with his imaginative account of his future life as a self-made businessman and his grasp of the likely ups and downs of running a business having researched the area and interviewed a real-life local entrepreneur. In Nathan's case he interviewed Morgan Ging in Ballykeefe Distillery. 

SEP Presentation Nathan Ryan

Picture: Nathan Ryan

Meanwhile, twin brothers Mark and Evan Srouji were presented with the Special Merit Award trophy in the Intermediate Category of the main Student Enterprise Programme competition with their high-quality handmade Bee and Bug Houses.

SEP Presentation June 2020

Picture: Mark and Evan Srouji


Fiona Deegan, Head of Enterprise, Local Enterprise Office Kilkenny said; “We are delighted with this national success and commend all who took part in the Student Enterprise Programme in Kilkenny this year We extend our sincere thanks to all the teachers, parents and everyone involved in bringing this year’s programme to fruition and we congratulate the winning students on their remarkable success”.