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Rose of Tralee CEIST School Connections!

The CEIST Office would like to congratulate the 2010 International Rose of Tralee winner, Clare Kambamettu. Clare is a former student at Scoil Mhuire, Athy which in 2007 amalgamated with it’s near neighbour, Scoil Eoin to form CEIST School, Ardscoil Na Trionóide.

Her mother Breda was a founder member of the Parent Council and the Chairperson of the last BOM of the school.

On being contacted by the CEIST office Clare recalled with great fondness her time in Scoil Mhuire and recalled those formative years as a time of great personal growth and development.

She reflected on the friends she made and the excellent quality of teaching and learning and the guidance received helped to keep her grounded during the whirlwind week that is the Rose of Tralee.

Clare was delighted to have received good wishes from so many of her former school friends and reflected upon how the friendships formed during her time in Scoil Mhuire still endure.

She has, in the ensuing years, drawn upon the values inspired in the students in the former Mercy school and feels that they have contributed enormously towards making her the person she is today. 

All in the CEIST Education Office wish Clare well during her reign as Rose of Tralee.

Click here to view Irish Times article on Clare's win.

Also congratulations to Veronica Hunt who was the Kerry rose.  Veronica is on the staff in CEIST school Mercy Mounthawk, Tralee, and indeed she profiled the school and Mercy foundation in a very positive way during her interview on the show.