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Enya O’Callaghan, KBS (business w. French) student awarded Thomond Community College academic scholarship

Enya O’Callaghan, KBS (business w. French) student was recently awarded a Thomond Community College scholarship. The academic scholarship, in which one exceptional student each year will receive €10,000 to help finance third-level study, has been funded by an anonymous former teacher. Enya O’Callaghan received one of the first scholarships for obtaining the highest CAO points in her respective school — Salesian Secondary School — in this year’s Leaving Cert. The money will be broken down into installments of €2,500, with installments being given for each of the four academic years in university.

Proud family, staff, scholarship trustees and the former principal of Salesian Secondary School Sr Bridget O’Connell were present on Wednesday when Enya was welcomed back to school by Eugene O’Brien, principal of Thomond Community College. The school, which is the amalgamation of Salesian Secondary School and St Nessan’s Community College, officially came into being this September.

According to staff, the scholarships “have at their heart our new school motto — appreciate, celebrate, educate”.