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Portlaoise Leaving Cert student receives prestigious €20,000 Naughton Scholarship

A young Portlaoise student who sat his Leaving Cert in June has been awarded with a prestigious scholarship.

Luan Fletcher-Calt, who was is a past pupil of Portlaoise CBS, was given the award.

Each year 36 students are awarded Naughton Scholarships.

There is at least one winner from each County in the Republic of Ireland.

The scholarship is intended as a reward and encouragement to exceptional students who would like to study in the STEM field (science, technology, engineering and maths) at University.

The school of each winning student also receives a prize for the schools science labs.

The aim of the Naughton Foundation and it’s two founders, Martin and Carmel Naughton, is to build a community of very bright students whom will be worldwide leaders in their fields in the future, be it in research or industry.

This is not the first time that a Portlaoise CBS student has been awarded a Naughton Scholarship.

Luan follows in the footsteps of Scoil Chriost Ri student Ciara Burke who won the award last year.

Luan is currently in Trinity College where he is studying Maths.

Fair play Luan!

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.