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News from Ard Scoil na nDéise, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford

The following news snippets of student achievements and photos were kindly shared by Ard Scoil na nDéise, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford.

Ard Scoil na nDéise Student Achievements

U.C.D. Entrance Scholars Award

Each year University College Dublin recognises the academic achievements of its First Year students who have achieved 560 points or more in the Leaving Certificate. We are very proud of our student Tabitha Alexander who achieved 595 points in her examination. She received her award at a ceremony held in U.C.D. on Monday, November 11th. Tabitha is now studying Veterinary Medicine in U.C.D.

Pictured above Tabitha Alexander, recipient of a U.C.D. Entrance Scholar Award, photographed after the ceremony in U.C.D. with Mrs. Colette Power, Deputy Principal.

N.U.I. Maynooth Entrance Scholarship Awards Ceremony

N.U.I Maynooth awards an Entrance Scholarship to students who have achieved 525 points or more in the Leaving Certificate. Jennifer Hurley received a scholarship following her achievement of 530 points in her examination. Jenny is now studying Physics with Astrophysics and we wish her every success with her studies.

Pictured above Jennifer Hurley, recipient of an N.U.I. Maynooth Entrance Scholarship, photographed with Principal Mrs. Dorothy Hughes and a member of the N.U.I. Maynooth academic awarding party.

J.P. McManus All Ireland Scholarship Award

Natalia Pabianiak is one of two Co. Waterford recipients of a prestigious All Ireland scholarship sponsored by Limerick businessman J.P. McManus. The scholarships were presented at a special Awards Ceremony held in the University of Limerick on November 9th. Natalia, who achieved 575 points in her Leaving Certificate, is now studying Pharmacy at University College Cork. We are delighted that she has been honoured with this recognition of her achievement.

Pictured above Natalia Pabianiak, recipient of a J.P. McManus All Ireland Scholarship Award, photographed after the ceremony at University of Limerick with Principal Mrs. Dorothy Hughes.

Outstanding Junior Certificate results 2013

The Junior Certificate 2013 results in Ard Scoil na nDéise were outstanding. Great credit is due to the students and to their teachers. The students photographed were the highest achievers in the group.

Pictured above are Maebh Power, Doireann O’ Keeffe, Grace Heffernan, Michelle Sheehan, Aisling Foley (back row left to right), Doireann O’ Brien, Máire Fennell, Ornaith Keane and Clíona Ryan (front row left to right) who achieved outstanding results in their Junior Certificate in 2013.

Business Studies Awards Ceremony

Each year Waterford Institute of Technology and the Business Studies Teachers’ Association of Ireland acknowledge the achievements of Business Studies students in the South East by holding an awards ceremony in Waterford Institute of Technology. Students who achieved an A grade in higher level Junior Certificate Business Studies are invited and presented with a certificate at the ceremony in October. Congratulations!

Pictured above Sarah Lonergan, Maebh Power, Anna Whelan, Michelle Sheehan, Doireann O’Keeffe, Doireann O’Brien, Aisling Foley, Ornaith Keane, Niamh Kiely, (back row left to right), Stephanie Curran and Tamara Sheehan (front row left to right) photographed in Waterford Institute of Technology, with Business teacher Ms. Anne Gleeson and a member of the W.I.T. academic awarding party. Absent from photo is Ms. Julianne Foley, Business teacher.

Highest achievers in Ireland in Maths and Science (Junior Certificate 2013)

Doireann O’ Brien was identified by the State Examinations Commission as one of the 140 highest achievers in Ireland in Maths and Science (Junior Certificate 2013). She subsequently participated in the Junior Science Olympiad in Dublin City University in October. Doireann’s achievement in Maths also gained her an invitation to participate in the 2013 Irish Beaver Computing Contest, an online international computational thinking challenge for students which takes place in November. We wish Doireann the best of luck.

Pictured above Doireann O Brien, High Achiever in Maths and Science in the Junior Certificate 2013.

Stephanie Curran, Winner of Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories Transition Year Essay Science Competition

Congratulations to Stephanie Curran whose essay entitled “How does Science influence your everyday life?” won 1st prize in the Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories Transition Year Essay Science Competition. Stephanie has won an iPod Touch and one week of work experience with tutorial classes on site at Eurofins Lancaster Labs in Dungarvan. Her class will also be treated to a class tour of the facility with fun demonstrations.

Pictured above Stephanie Curran, winner of the Lancaster Laboratories Transition Year Science Essay Competition photographed with her Chemistry teacher Mr. Tommy Collins.

Clara Mannion, Comhaltas All Ireland Under 18 Concertina Champion

Clara Mannion, 5th year student and Comhaltas All Ireland Under 18 concertina champion was selected to perform in the recent Comhaltas Tour of Ireland, Macalla na hEireann. This involved a two week tour of the country performing to packed audiences with other accomplished musicians, singers and dancers. Clara will participate in a second tour in Spring 2014. Well done Clara!

Pictured above Clara Mannion, Comhaltas All Ireland Under 18 concertina champion.