Scoil Chriost Ri, Portlaoise student wins prestigious Science and Mathematics Award












Congratulations to Scoil Chríost Rí, Portlaoise, student Joanne Parker who has been awarded a Naughton Scholarship 2013 for excellence in Science and Mathematics.

Joanne (Leaving Certificate 2013) is the first student from a Co. Laois school to be awarded by the Naughton Foundation.

She is studying technology in NUI Maynooth.

The Naughton Foundation Scholarships are a scheme of bursaries introduced to promote the study of the STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) at third level.

Joanne was presented with her award by the Minister for Education & Skills, Ruairi Quinn T.D., at a reception on Saturday 21st September in the Science Gallery, Trinity College, Dublin.