Congratulations to Laura Phelan, Copper, Ballingarry who on Saturday last, in the company of her parents Anthony & Magellan, brother Aaron, Leaving Certificate Applied Coordinator Bean ui Laocha and school Principal Ms. Cahill received the Fergal Quinn Award in recognition of her outstanding results in her Leaving Certificate Applied exam. Laura was one of just five recipients from across Ireland to receive this very coveted award and is the only recipient in the south west region. The ceremony was held in the Athlone Springs Hotel and Minister Mary Mitchell O’ Connor presented the awards as part of the LCANA conference.
This award is financed by Fergal Quinn and bears his name as he was the first chairperson of the Leaving Certificate Applied steering committee.
LCA coordinator, Bean Ui Laocha praised Laura for her excellent dedication to her work and highlighted Laura’s generosity in terms of how she was more than willing to assist her fellow classmates in whatever way possible. Laura is currently attending Waterford College of Further Education where she is studying Photography and Digital Media.