One Mountrath CS student has achieved the maximum 625 points in this year’s Leaving Certificate.
Christopher Carew received the amazing news today that he obtained one of the highest Leaving Cert results in the entire country.
The young Portlaoise man is now hoping to do medicine in UCD in September.
A family of high achievers
Christopher was joined by his parents Tim Carew and Martina Mulhall when getting his results in Mountrath today. Father Tim Carew owns TSI Flowmeters, based in Portlaoise Enterprise Centre, while his mother Martina Mulhall is a well-known teacher in Timahoe NS.
Christopher’s sister Alice is also a phenomenally bright student. Alice represented Laois in the senior category of the National Student Enterprise Awards with her project LULLS at the Student Enterprise National Finals held at Croke Park.
LULLS is a device to lessen the negative impact of sound sensitivity for people with autism and sensory processing difficulties.
Of course, achieving remarkable results is nothing new to Christopher either.
In March, the 18 year old was granted the highly unusual honour of having a research paper published in a medical journal.
“Laps or Lengths? The effects of different exercise programmes on asthma control in children” was accepted for publication in The Journal of Asthma following a rigorous review process.
Christopher co-wrote the scientific paper with Dr Des Cox, Head of Department/Consultant in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin, Dublin.
When the Portlaoise resident shared his findings with Dr Des Cox, the Respiratory Consultant was so impressed that he suggested submitting a paper to a medical journal.
“Christopher was a pleasure to work with, “ he said. “He is an outstanding student who has a very bright future ahead of him.”
One thing is for certainly, this young Laois man certainly has a bright future ahead of him.