Home News Education Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic year

Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic year

Portlaoise College have announced this year’s winners for their First Year scholarship programme.

Sean Cheah from Educate Together in Portlaoise and Aisling Lambe from Holy Family Senior School in Portlaoise are the worthy recipients.

The Portlaoise College First Year Scholarship Programme has been in existence for over 10 years now and was established to recognise, foster and reward excellence in academic ability.

This scholarship is worth in the region of €1,000 per student and will assist greatly with their academic future.

These scholarships are part of an extensive scholarship programme at Portlaoise College.

Based on two separate assessments, Sean and Aisling were selected from 192 incoming First year students.

Yvonne Lambe, Aisling’s mam, said: “We want to give a massive thank you to Holy Family Senior School and Ashling’s teachers for assisting and supporting our daughter in primary school.

“We look forward to seeing Aisling’s progression continue at Portlaoise College.”

Sean’s father, Ken, said: “Helena and myself are delighted for Sean to be recognised for his academic ability, and we look forward to seeing it fulfilled at Portlaoise College.”

Principal, Noel Daly, was delighted to present the scholarships.

He said: “Our ethos at Portlaoise College provides an individual approach that ensures we uncover every child’s full potential and we will nurture all pupils to achieve their best, enabling them to thrive both academically and as young people.

“After speaking to their teachers, principals and parents, it is evident that Aisling and Sean have a bright future at Portlaoise College.”

SEE ALSO – Property Watch: Five homes currently in sale in Laois for around €375,000