Recent graduate from St. Mary’s College, student Eunice Fasan, has been awarded a prestigious ‘Intel Women in Technology’ Scholarship. Out of 120 applicants, Eunice and 16 other ladies were selected as recipients of the Intel Women in Technology Scholarships following their Leaving Certificate. This scholarship aims to encourage more young women to pursue careers in science and technology, as well as giving them first-hand experience of the career opportunities at Intel. The scholarship is inclusive of €2000 per year of study, an assigned Intel mentor throughout her time in college and work placements on campus in Intel’s Leixlip plant.
Eunice is currently a freshman in Trinity College studying Computer Science, French and Linguistics and considers it an honour to have been selected for this scholarship. An excellent student, we congratulate her wholeheartedly and wish her every success for the future.
There was great success for the Marist in Gael Linn’s prestigious “Abair” Irish Public Speaking competition on Wednesday 3rd February. Robert Mee-Lucey and Caitlín Rooney took 1st and 2nd place in the Junior Section, while Shane Durnin took 1st place in the Senior Section, in what was a hotly contested competition involving schools from across the region.
Competitors in the Junior Section had to speak about a topical issue for three minutes each, while competitors in the Senior Section spoke for four minutes each. Robert spoke about ‘Teifigh’ / ‘Refugees’, Caitlín spoke about ‘Na Tuilte’ / ‘The Floods’, while Shane poked fun at Donald Trump’s campaign to be the next president of the USA.
The speakers excelled on the day, receiving high praise from the judges and will now proceed to the final of the competition following their unprecedented success. Comhghairdeas mór – maith sibh!
The academic achievements of Third Year students were recognised recently at a presentation of certificates by Principal Mr McGinley and their Year Head Ms Kirk.
We congratulate all recipients of awards and wish them every success in their pre-Junior Certificate exams.