On Friday last the 24th, Kilkenny College entered 4 teams into the Regional Final of the Team Maths Competition for Leaving Certificate Students run by the Waterford branch of the IMTA and hosted by Kilkenny CBS who were the winners of this event for the previous three years.
The pupils who took part were:
Mel Griffith, Leo Cahill, Simon Young, Katie McKenna
Marta Rodriguez Prieto, Evan Langrell, Luke Thompson, Bill Murphy
Darragh O’ Reilly, Jake Dunne, Matthew Lucas, Sheena Doyle
Finlay Grace, Craig Chamney, Josh Tormey, Adam Holmes
Kilkenny College had a very successful night finishing 1st and 2nd after a nail-biting 8 rounds. The winning team of Marta, Evan, Luke and Bill finished 2 points ahead of Finlay, Adam, Craig and Josh and the other 2 Kilkenny College teams performed admirably. As a result of finishing 1st, the College now qualify for the National Final of this competition which will be hosted by the Dublin IMTA in March.
Sarah Stafford is a 2019 Quercus scholar in her first year in UCC studying Biological and Chemical Sciences. Sarah is from Kellistown County Carlow and attended Kilkenny College at secondary level. She was awarded the Performing Arts scholarship based on her outstanding achievements in the performing arts having performed in a wide variety of roles both locally and nationally. At 16 she was selected to join the Youth Theatre Ireland residential programme under the directorship of Catriona Mclaughlin in the Abbey Theatre, Dublin. She has performed in a variety of roles including ‘you can’t feel, what you feel’ under the directorship of visual artist Yvonne McGuinness and performed the lead roles of Cinderella and Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz in the George Bernard Shaw Theatre, Carlow. Sarah achieved a distinction in her Grade Eight Trinity London Speech and Drama exams in 2018. She has attained grade eights in the both the RIAM Musical theatre and Classical singing exams.
Sarah’s love for acting started when she was three and she has developed her skills in drama, singing and dance. She has trained with young screen actors, the Lir and the Gaiety school of acting. She was a senior member of Kilkenny College’s Chamber Choir which featured in Neven Maguires Christmas in Kilkenny this year and has sang with John Spillane, the Celtic tenors and in the O2 with the RTE concert orchestra Lord of the rings as a youth member of Aspiro choir. Sarah is a fluent Irish speaker and is very interested in promoting the Irish culture. She is currently working on achieving the Gold Gaisce award, having completed a silver award in 2018. Sarah loves Biology and likes the challenge and excitement of the broad range of options it offers while at the same time she hopes to pursue her passion for acting in Cork. Sarah is looking forward to bringing her performing arts skills to the highest level possible to be able to reach her full potential in UCC.
Pictured with Sarah are her parents Jill and Mark Stafford
Devenish Nutrition CLG has inaugurated a new scholarship at Kilkenny College to promote Degree level study at an Irish University in Science ,Technology, Engineering and Mechanics (STEM) domains. This bespoke scholarship recognises the range and quality of study in the Sciences and Agribusiness areas which occur in Kilkenny College. The first recipient of the Devenish Scholarship is Sarah Levie (pictured) who has commenced 1st Year studying Engineering at UCD.
Principal at Kilkenny College Mr. Simon Thompson said ‘We are extremely grateful to Mr. Owen Brennan (Chairman, Devenish Nutrition), for his decision to inaugurate this award specifically to a member of the outgoing Leaving certificate class at Kilkenny College on an annual basis. The recognition of the range and quality of teaching and learning in the STEM domain in our school is inspiring. A large number of applications were received for this, the first year of the award. I am certain the applications will continue to rise from our Leaving Certificate students each year.’
The presentation ceremony took place in Douth Hall, Co. Meath, the headquarters of Devenish. Pictured are Mr. Owen Brennan (Chair: Devenish CLG, Sarah Levie, Scholar recipient, Mrs. Vivienne Levie, Mr. Duncan Levie, Mr. Scott Levie).
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