The annual County Final of the Student Enterprise Awards Programme showcases the quality and standard of the mini enterprises set up by Co. Leitrim students. With mini businesses representing the seven secondary schools, coming from the four corners of Leitrim, the Bush Hotel was a hub of enterprise last Monday 6th March.
The Student Enterprise Awards County Final is a culmination of the hard work undertaken by the students from the commencement of the school year last September. The final gives the lucky students who have made it through to the coveted place of the county final the opportunity to showcase their wares (schools finals were conducted through the month of February). The budding entrepreneurs in The Bush Hotel demonstrated the wealth of innovation and imagination that exists among these entrepreneurial teenagers.
Judging took place on the day and the judges commented on the high level of entrants this year. The Prizes were presented by Frank Curran, Chief Executive Office of Leitrim County Council, Winners were announced as follows - Senior Category;
Overall winner and representing County Leitrim at the National Final is “ Mad 4 Tar” from Carrigallen Vocational School.
Second Prize went to “Deli-icious” from Carrick Community School
Best Business Report went to “Recases”, Mohill Community College, Mohill.
Best Display went to “Cool Cartridge”, Carrigallen Vocational School.
Best Interview winner was “The Chocolate Shop”, Lough Allen College, Drumkeerin.
Innovation category winner was “Neethins Hand Toy”, Ballinamore Secondary School.
Special Merit at Senior was Fabu 4 Less, Carrick on Shannon Community School.
The overall Intermediate Winner was “Bows and Bands” St. Clare’s, Manorhamilton.
Second prize at Intermediate went to “Phone Bling” St. Clare’s, Manorhamilton.
The overall Junior Winner was “Happy Homework Hut”, Carrigallen Vocational School.
Second Prize at Junior went to “Drumshanbo Crafts” Drumshanbo Vocational School.
Joe Lowe, Head of Enterprise, Leitrim County Council thanked the students and teachers for their continued participation in the event and wished the winning businesses the very best of luck for the national finals which will be held in Croke Park on 2nd May 2017