Maria Louise Fufezan & Diana Bura from Loreto Secondary School, Balbriggan
Balbriggan Chamber of Commerce are delighted to announce that a celebration will take place in the Bracken Court Hotel on Wednesday 3rd February 2016 at 20.00 to honour the wonderful achievements of Loreto Secondary School, Balbriggan at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2016.
Six girls from the Loreto Secondary School, Renuka Chintapalli, Diana Bura, Maria Louise Fufezan, Khadija Gull, Maria Wyzykowska and Emily Tierney swept up eight major awards in several categories including the top award which went to Maria Louise Fufezan and Diana Bura for their project investigating the effects of enzymes in animal feed on soil quality. Quite deservedly, Loreto Secondary School were awarded the NAPD Award for Best School, as their stunning performance marked the most successful single year ever for any school in Ireland in the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition. The proud Loreto School principal Eddie Fynes noted: “We are just delighted for the girls – this is the first time in the history of this competition that one school has won two of the top prizes.”
Under the guidance of their science teachers Dr Niamh McNally and Chris Garvey the Loreto girls have shown Ireland the true meaning of “girl power” and we look forward to viewing their award winning research projects at the celebratory event on Wednesday 3rd February. The success of Loreto Secondary School is fantastic news for Balbriggan and Balbriggan Chamber of Commerce are delighted to host this event to congratulate the winners and their school.
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Students Maria Louise Fufezan and Diana Bura from Loreto Secondary School in Balbriggan wowed the judges with their project entitled "An Investigation into the Effects of Enzymes used in Animal Feed Additives on the Lifespan of Caenorhabditis Elegans" (Worms!)