Kinsale students win top gong at Young Scientist exhibition

Three third-year students from Kinsale Community College in Co Cork have won the overall prize at this year's BT Young Scientist Exhibition.

Kinsale students win top gong at Young Scientist exhibition

Three third-year students from Kinsale Community College in Co Cork have won the overall prize at this year's BT Young Scientist Exhibition.

The three 15-year-olds - Ciara Judge, Emer Hickey and Sophie Healy-Thow, took home the top prize for their project entitled, “A statistical investigation of the effects of Diazotroph bacteria on plant germination”.

Ciara, Emer and Sophie were presented with a cheque for €5,000, the opportunity to represent Ireland at the 25th European Union Young Scientist competition taking place in Prague in September and a Waterford crystal trophy.

Almost 1,200 students from 31 counties covering 550 projects from 216 schools nationwide competed for the coveted title ‘Winner of the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2013.’

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