National title for enterprising Manorhamilton students

Pictured are 'Squeazy' members with representatives of the Leitrim County Enterprise Board, from left, Nicola Mc Manus, Leitrim CEB; teacher Claire Gallagher; students Luke Sheridan, Mathew Houston and Fergus Munday and Joe Lowe, CEO Leitrim Enterprise Board. Photo: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland
The ‘Squeazy’ student product development team from St. Clare’s Comprehensive School in Manorhamilton recent took out top honours in the Senior Category at this year’s Student Enterprise Awards National Finals in Croke Park, organised by the County and City Enterprise Boards.

The ‘Squeazy’ student product development team from St. Clare’s Comprehensive School in Manorhamilton recent took out top honours in the Senior Category at this year’s Student Enterprise Awards National Finals in Croke Park, organised by the County and City Enterprise Boards.

The students Luke Sheridan, Mathew Houston and Fergus Munday won the national award for their unique product on Wednesday, April 17. The Enterprise Awards attracts 15,000 budding entrepreneurs from over 300 secondary schools. The students research, set up and run their own enterprises, with support from their local Enterprise Boards.

At the National Finals in Croke Park just over 300 students from 83 different enterprises were competing in the biggest competition of its kind in the country.

As part of the senior category prize, the ‘Squeazy’ team will enjoy an educational trip to Rome and a place at the first ever business bootcamp at the Nexus Innovation Centre at UL, which is being organised by the County and City Enterprise Boards and Ulster Bank.

The 2013/2014 programme starts in September, with full details available at www.studententerprise.ie. ‘Squeazy’ were supported by the Leitrim County Enterprise Board throughout the competition.

See next week’s Leitrim Observer for the full story of their success.