Fergal Boyle BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition This year Coláiste Dún an Rí had an impressive seven projects reach the finals of the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition, Ranking 10th out of 236 schools for entries this year. The seven entries are: Rural Roundabout Wreckage: A statistical investigation to examine and improve the current driving practices in my local area by Aimee Reilly. Processed meat, not so neat (Overview of people’s knowledge on processed meats and health risks associated with processed meats) by Jessica Dodd. An investigation into the high prevalence of millipedes and beetles in Dún an Rí Forest Park in Kingscourt Co.Cavan, and the reasons for their high prevalence in various habitats in this location by Ilona Mc Carty, Eabha Garvey andCaoimhe Byrne An investigative study into the prevalence of waste segregation, and the influential factors on segregating waste in Cavan/Monaghan Kelsey Buckland-Morris, Hana O'Connor, and Kayla Mahon Stereotypical or not....A comparative investigation into deduction and logical reasoning upheld by those in urban and rural areas by Oisin Raymond. Gypsum – where does it come from and how does it compare to other continental deposits by Alex O' Reilly, Cein O' Rourke and Max Kelly Fight the Light (Statistical Analysis of rural men and their perception of SPF in the fight against skin cancer.) On Friday all first years attended the exhibition were they met their fellow classmates and had a look at the various projects. Later that evening the awards ceremony took place. Winning the first national award for Coláiste Dún an Rí, Aimee Reilly achieved 3rd place in her category while 4 of the other entries received "Highly Commended" Rosettes for their projects. This is a huge achievement for our school in its second year of establishment and is reward for the hard work of the students and dedication shown by our teachers within the school. This years entrants all set for the Exhibition at the RDS Daisy, Holly and Maria with their teacher Ms. Kelly. Jessica Dodd presents her project to Minister David Stanton. Fr. Gerry McCormack showing his support for students of Coláiste Dún an Rí. TD. Brendan Smyth listening contently to Aimee Reilly as she explains her project on Rural Roundabout Wreckage. TD Brendan Smyth and Cllr. Clifford Kelly enjoying the day out with students from Coláiste Dún an Rí. Student Oisin Raymond pictured with TD Brendan Smyth and Cllr. Kelly. Students and their teachers pictured with their rosettes.