Kerry students among the winners at yesterday’s BT Young Scientist competition

Kerry students were among the award winners at yesterday’s BT Young Scientist competition.

Schools from all over the county were represented at the national event, which attracted more than 40,000 people.

Conor Casey and Hannah Coombs from Pobalscoil Inbhear Scéine Kenmare received two awards: the special CSO Open Data Award and a category award in the Chemical, Physical and Mathematical Sciences field.

There was also success for two other Kerry schools in the category awards: Timothy McGrath from Killorglin Community College was honoured in the Biological and Ecological Sciences category, while Michael Carroll, Michael Kirby and Padraig Crean from CBS, the Green, Tralee, received a group prize in the Social and Behavioural Sciences field.

Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí, with Leah Ní Sheanacháin and Sarah NicGerailt, were highly commended for their displays, while Nicola Moriarty, Patrick Nolan, Sean Fitzgibbon, Sean Hennessy and John McCrohan from Mercy Mounthawk also received the recognition.

Meanwhile, St. Brigid’s Secondary School was awarded for their display, with Niamh Coffey, Claire Joy, Abby O’ Leary, and the same honour was given to a number of Killorglin Community College students, namely Timothy McGrath and Natasha Myers.

Meanwhile, Kerry students Natalia Talaga and Temisan King – Chaninomi from Mercy Secondary School explain their project.