Research projects spearheaded by two groups of students from Carrick-on-Suir's Comeragh College Community School have qualified for the National Young Scientist Exhibition in the RDS in Dublin in January.
Transition Year students Edwin Reynolds, Luke McNamara and Anastasia Ivanova-Brujeva have made it through to the prestigious finals of the schools science competition with their projects "Common misconceptions about Autism among students".
And Second Year students Eryk Adamczyk, Conan Harrison Quilty and Tadhg Sheehan will be showcasing the research they had carried for their project "To Investigate the effects of mobile phones on students' academic performance at the exhibition".
Both groups are currently working on their projects. They are members of Comeragh College's Science Club run by science teacher Carrie Hogan.
Comeragh College Principal Kevin Langton said the students give up some of their lunch times to take part in the Club's activities and were now reaping the rewards for their work.
He pointed out that this is the third year in a row that students from Comeragh College have qualified for the National Young Scientist Exhibition and it's the first time that a group from second year has qualified.
"It's a huge achievement for them and reflects all the work the teachers have done with students and the emphasis we are putting on Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects in the school."
He congratulated the six students on their success in reaching the Young Scientist Exhibition finals and wished them well in the competition.
"I also wish to thank the teaching staff, particularly Ms Hogan for her work, as well as the school's Board of Management and Quality Recycling for the very generous sponsorship it has provided for our Young Scientist participants over the last three years.