David honoured for his great chemistry

July 28th, 2017 10:10 PM

By Southern Star Team

At the presentation to David were, from left: Gerald and Rosarie Murphy; David Murphy, Deputy Lord Mayor of Cork; Cllr PJ Hourican, and teacher Mags Breen. David was also recognised by the Institute of Chemistry Ireland for obtaining the highest Leaving Cert national Chemistry result in 2016.

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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 was St Fachtna's 

St Fachtna's has now amalgamated with Mercy Heights and Rossa College to become Skibbereen Community School whose Principal is Anton O'Mahony. 

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.

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