Emily O’Brien of Mercy Secondary School Kilbeggan Wins National German Award

Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Pictured above Mercy Kilbeggan TY student Emily O’Brien with her mother Sandra O’Brien and German teacher Ms. Gallen.

Congratulations to Emily O’Brien, Transition Year student of Mercy Secondary School Kilbeggan, Co. Westmeath who has attained a much sought after scholarship to Germany in the coming summer.

Emily hails from Castletown-Geoghegan and is the daughter of Sandra and Enda O ‘Brien.

Emily underwent a rigorous interview on Monday in the Goethe Institute led by Frau Barbara Schmidt, Ms Maria Lorigan, Senior DES German Inspector and Herr Andreas Zinn, Head of the Language Department.

Emily achieved one of the top results in German in the country in her Junior Cert and is now one of only five Irish students to have obtained this scholarship.

She is also captain of Mercy Kilbeggan’s German Debating Team who are set to meet St. Killian’s Deutsche Schule in the National Semi Finals of the German Debating competition on Friday.