20 May 2021 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Students from schools in Monaghan Town and Castleblayney have demonstrated that the baton of Co Monaghan entrepreneurial endeavour is being passed on into safe hands by claiming prestigious national awards for their business ideas. Matthew McVicar of St Macartan’s College in Monaghan Town, the son of Combilift CEO and co-founder Martin McVicar, was announced on Friday last as 1st prize-winner in the Senior Category of the National Student Enterprise Programme Finals. Matthew’s winning project was Copper Case, a case designed to sanitise a facemask in just three minutes. Seán Kerley from Our Lady’s Secondary School in Castleblayney was announced as winner of the 1st prize in the junior My Enterprise Journey category of the same awards for his enterprise Pro Games, Spectro Robotics. John McEntegart, Head of Enterprise with the Monaghan LEO or Local Enterprise Office, said the success of Matthew and Seán represented “a proud day for student enterprise in Monaghan”. “We would like to congratulate the students, their families and their teachers at both Saint Macartan’s College and Our Lady’s Secondary School, Castleblayney on winning these national awards,” Mr McEntegart stated. “We would also like to pay tribute to all the other finalists and participants from Monaghan who are impressive ambassadors for student enterprise in the county.” Mr McEntegart said that, year on year, the Student Enterprise Programme continued to ….

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