Kate and Áine are top of the class

Kate Nash and Áine O’Connor pictured at the awards presentation with former Mountjoy Governor and social justice campaigner John Lonergan

TWO bright spark Killarney students have been honoured at a national level for their outstanding performances in the Leaving Cert Applied curriculum.

Kate Nash and Áine O’Connor were presented with the Feargal Quinn Award at the LCA National Conference in Athlone.

They both received an incredible 98 per cent overall grade, which is a distinction in LCA,and they were the toast of their school St Brigid’s Secondary in Killarney.

The Feargal Quinn Awards are presented each year to those students who obtain the top credits in the LCA programme and they scheme is in memory of the late Senator Feargal Quinn, who was the first chairman of the steering committee for the LCA programme.

Mr Quinn spearheaded the embedding of it in the Irish education system and he oversaw its continuing development in the following years.

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