Two Kerry teens win awards in Press Pass initiative

Two Kerry teenagers have won awards in a national competition that encourages students to read newspapers. Press Pass initiativeFree local and national papers are provided to schools in the Press Pass initiative, which aims to improve literacy and critical thinking, and increase awareness of media and news among students. Karen Stapleton of Coláiste na Sceilge, Caherciveen won the national features category, and Lorraine Hanrahan of Presentation Secondary School, Castleisland won the photojournalism award. They were presented with their accolades by the Minister for Skills, Research, and Innovation, Damien English at the Convention Centre in Dublin yesterday.