The good wishes of the community go with St Louis Transition Year students Alice Duffy (Drumbarnet), Abigail Finnegan (Rafeenan) and Tarah Sherlock (Tydavnet) who will represent St. Louis Secondary School in the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition in the RDS from 9th to 12th January 2019. The girls qualified with their project “An investigation into whether kinesio sports tape helps or hinders the athletic ability of fit and healthy individuals during physical activity”. The BT Young Scientist and Technology exhibition is a national competition held every year, and this year over 2,000 entries were submitted but only 550 were selected for the exhibition. St. Louis Secondary school is the only school in Monaghan town to qualify for this year’s exhibition. President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins officially opened the Exhibition at a special ceremony on Wednesday 9th January, attended by students, teachers, Exhibition partners and stakeholders, in an event presented by broadcaster Aidan Power and TG4’s Roisin Ni Thomáin. The winner(s) of the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2019 will be announced at a special awards ceremony on Friday 11thJanuary. The overall prize winner(s) will be presented with a cheque for €7,500, the BTYSTE perpetual trophy and will go forward to represent Ireland at the 31st EU Contest for Young Scientists in Bulgaria this September. We wish the girls and their teacher Miss Geraldine McCaffrey from Ballinode every success.