Pres Student Bakes Her Way To Third In Nationwide Competition

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Orlagh O’Brien from Presentation Secondary School Tralee who came third in a nationwide baking competition.

A STUDENT from Presentation Secondary School Tralee baked her way into third place in a National Competition last week.

Orlaith O’Brien from Pres achieved third at the ‘CEIST All Ireland Bake-Off’ which is supported by Odlums. Orlaith was one of eight finalists in the senior category chosen from hundreds of entries nationwide and was the only student from Kerry there.

Students in the Senior category were required to design, bake and decorate a cake around the theme of ‘Wellbeing’.

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There were 14 finalists in all between the senior and junior categories from secondary schools across Ireland creating an array of novelty cakes in a bid to be crowned Ireland’s ’Best Student Baker’ in Ardscoil na Trionóide in Athy, Co. Kildare last Friday.

The aim of the ‘Bake-Off’ is to encourage a new generation of bakers, with students asked to design, plan and bake a novelty cake.

CEIST, the ‘Catholic Education, An Irish Schools’ Trust’ is the Trustee body for 110 Voluntary Catholic Secondary Schools in Ireland. CEIST is a joint trusteeship comprising congregations of the Sisters of Mercy, Presentation Sisters, Daughters of Charity, Missionaries of the Sacred Heart and Sisters of the Christian Retreat and has been in existence since 2007.

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