The Naas Credit Union annual Student Bursary Awards took place Thursday July 24th at the Killashee House Hotel. 8 candidates from 4 local secondary schools took part in the application and interview process over a number of weeks and all were in attendance with their parents to find out who had won.
The event was also attended by representatives from the schools, Principal Rita Mc Cabe and Guidance Counsellor Ann Egan from St. Mary’s College and Guidance Counsellor Róisín Ní Mheachair from Gael Coláiste Chill Dhara. General Manager Sean Murray hosted the event and Chairperson Peter Fullam spoke at the end. He was impressed by the calibre of the students and emphasised on the value of education and the impact it has on a young person’s future and wellbeing. Peter was also delighted to talk about the importance of credit unions having the ability in the community to provide opportunities such as the Bursary and that the credit union is delighted to be able to contribute to one young person’s future education.
Sarah, who is a previous pupil of St. Mary’s College, impressed the panel with her extensive voluntary work in the community and involvement in school life. She hopes to go on to study Event Management in DIT and her dream ambition is to work at different high profile events around the world. She will also now go on to volunteer for the credit union.
Sean Murray said ‘It really was a difficult decision to make this year, the candidates were excellent, outstanding students and great all-rounders for the community, they participated fully in the selection process and we wish them a happy future in their further studies’.
Congratulations goes to the full list of candidates which is as follows:
- Naas CBS: Mark Halton and Kevin Boonstra
- Piper’s Hill: Barry Loughran and Tomás Carney
- St. Mary’s College: Sarah Morrissey and Niamh O’Rourke
- Gael Colaiste Chill Dhara: Conor Pyke and Kian Donnelly
View all the photos from the night
By Kim Boyle