A YOUNG Skibbereen man has been singled out for getting the highest Leaving Cert chemistry result last year.
David Murphy, Gortnaclohy was honoured at the Cork Schools Science Awards Committee's gold medals for awardees that undertook the Leaving Certificate in 2016.
This gold medal awards scheme, in operation for some 50 years, seeks to publicly acknowledge and honour students in the city and county who obtained the highest marks in applied mathematics, biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics.
David attended St Fachtna's High School, Skibbereen, where the Principal was David Barry and his chemistry teacher wasÂ St Fachtna'sÂ
St Fachtna's has now amalgamated with Mercy Heights and Rossa College to become Skibbereen Community School whose Principal is Anton O'Mahony.Â
David was awarded a Quercus Entrance Scholarship to UCC and has just completed the first year of a degree in Process and Chemical Engineering at UCC.