Young Economist of the Year National Awards 2024

Twelve 5th year Economics students travelled to University of Limerick on Wednesday May 8 to participate in the Young Economist of the Year National Awards 2024.
DGS submitted 9 projects in all to the competition. 6 were awarded Silver Medals and 3 were awarded Bronze Medals. As medal winners, 15 students (3 were unable to travel) were invited to participate in the National Awards. The 6 Silver medal projects were invited to exhibit. Of the 12 students who travelled, 8 (representing 6 projects) were awarded a Silver Medal each, and 4 (representing 3 projects) were awarded a Bronze Medal each.
It was a wonderful achievement for the students to be awarded medals. Only medal winners were invited to Limerick. All 25 students in the 5th year Economics class produced projects, either in groups or on their own. The projects that stood out were submitted as the school entries, 9 in all. To have all been awarded medals is testimony to the standard attained by the students.
This is the 4th year of participation by the school. Limerick was the 11th staging of the National Awards of a competition that has grown significantly since it first started. The school’s record: 2021: 1 bronze medal (1 entry); 2022: 1 gold medal (1 entry); 2023: 3 gold medals (3 entries); 2024: 6 silver medals and 3 bronze medals (9 entries). This year had the school’s highest number of entries.
The event in Limerick was honoured by the attendance of Paschal Donohoe, TD, Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, formerly Minister for Finance, who gave the keynote address.
To see more pictures from the event click on the GALLERY section on the website.

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