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National accolade for Laois group at Student Enterprise Awards

A group of students from Laois are celebrating after claiming a national accolade at the Student enterprise Awards.

Colm Byrne, Aaron Dooley and Adam Ramsbottom make up OGlo from Portlaoise CBS who entered in the Senior Category.

And while they didn’t win the overall prize, they came out on top in Most Effective Use of Social Media Category.

O•Glo is handcrafted candle holders made with a unique concrete pouring process.

Antoni Calka, Clinton O’Eijofor and Ar Rahim SK MD are from M-Pouch of Portlaoise CBS and they competed in the Junior Category.

While Scoil Chriost Ri’s Niamh Conroy of VirtuTrain was in the Most Creative Business Idea Video Competition.

M-Pouch make Eco Friendly pouches from recycled materials for storing face masks when not in use.

This year’s Student Enterprise Programme National Final took place on Friday, May 14.

The virtual event involved 80 finalists from all over the country competing to take home one of the coveted awards that have resulted from imagination, innovation and business savvy during their school year.

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.