Avondale student to Grand Marshal the Rathdrum parade

Avondale Community College student Sean Byrne has been chosen as the Grand Marshal for this years St.Patrick’s day parade in Rathdrum.

It is the second time in recent years a student from the college has been chosen to lead the parade.

Sean is no stranger to the spotlight as he has made local headlines for his ventures in the science world over the last number of years and won an award in January at the “BT Young Scientist of the Year” for his latest project ‘An Eggshell Filtration System to Remove Pollutants from Water’ in the Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences Senior Individual Category.

Science for Development Award 
Minister Helen McEntee TD Minister of State for European Affairs presents the Self Help Africa and Irish Aid Science for Development Award to Sean Byrne from Avondale Community College, Wicklow for his project ‘An Eggshell Filtration System to Remove Pollutants from Water’ in the Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences Senior Individual Category

Chairman of the Rathdrum St.Patrick’s day parade said “It is great to see young people getting recognition, a number of years back we had students Darragh Clear and James Kavanagh leading the parade.

We are looking forward to a great day and hopefully the weather will be nice and it all goes of well.”

The Rathdrum Parade will start at 12 noon from Avon motors.

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