Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 25/10/2013. Tags: Secondary School News
Ireland's top three Leaving Certificate
maths students have been handed a prestigious award in recognition of their achievements.
Brendan O'Brien, who studied at Douglas Community School in Cork, former Christian Brothers College pupil Conor Moloney and graduate of St Brendan's College in Killarney Darragh Rice have all received the Accenture Analytics Mathematics Excellence Award, the Irish Examiner reports.
Organised by the IMTA, the accolades are given to the top-performing individuals who have achieved the highest marks in the subject's honours papers.
Brendan - who is now attending University College Cork and studying for a degree in physics and astrophysics - said he was shocked to discover he had been selected for the award, stating: "I knew coming out of the exam I did well, I was pretty confident, but I was blown away by this."
He collected the prize from world champion walker Rob Heffernan, who was the guest speaker at Douglas Community School's annual awards ceremony.
Written by Donal Walsh