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St. Mary's Newport Student Wins the The Naughton Foundation Scholarship Awards 2017


Conor Nolan of St. Mary's Secondary School Newport at the Naughton Foundation Scholarship Awards 2017

The Naughton Foundation Scholarship Awards 2017 were held in Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute on 23rd of September. Conor Nolan of St. Mary's Secondary School Newport won the award in county Tipperary, one of only 36 awarded nationally, with an overall individual value of €20,000. The scholarship is intended as a reward and encouragement to exceptional students who would like to study in the STEM field (science, technology, engineering and maths) at University. The science department of St Marys also received a cheque for €1000.
Pictured is Principal Kevin Cusack, Conor Nolan recipient, Dr Martin Naughton, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Ms Carmel Naughton.

Conor completed his Leaving Certificate in June 2017 and achieved over 600 points. However, Conor is an acclaimed traditional Irish musician and Irish dancer. As well as being an outstanding Musician Conor is an all-round sports man, plays hurling with Sean Tracey’s and soccer with Rearcross. He was accompanied at the awards by his proud parents Joe and Breda, his siblings Aoife, Martin, Paul and Brian. Conor has travelled to Sweden in 2017 with Shannon Heritage promoting Irish culture. In school, Conor was an all-round student, reaching the Maths Olympiad all Ireland and was awarded the inaugural St Marys CEIST perpetual trophy of 2017. Best wishes to Conor in his future studies and career from all at St Marys secondary school Newport Co Tipperary.