Limerick student to compete in All-Ireland Rotary competition

Niamh Dillon

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Niamh Dillon

A Limerick student is busy preparing for the All-Ireland Rotary Youth Leadership competition which will take place this Thursday in Athlone.

A Limerick student is busy preparing for the All-Ireland Rotary Youth Leadership competition which will take place this Thursday in Athlone.

Aisling Ryan Quinlan from Carew Park will represent the Presentation Secondary School in the All -Ireland Rotary final on November 22 where she will compete with regional finalists from nine other schools.

The sixth year pupil who hopes to study Japanese teaching when she finishes school was chosen from over 90 students by the Rotary Club of Limerick/ Shannon to represent her school in the competition.

“I was really surprised when I was told I would go forward. I’ve never taken part in a competition like this before,” explained Aisling who is also a member of the schools Student Council.

“We are all very proud of Aisling here in the school and she is a credit to herself and her family. We wish her all the best at the competition in Athlone,” said Presentation principal Mary Cummins.

New Generation Officer of Limerick/Shannon Rotary Club Bill Noonan says that the main aim of the competition is to find a student that possesses leadership qualities.

New Generation Officer of Limerick/Shannon Rotary Club Bill Noonan says that the main aim of the competition is “to find a student that possess leadership qualities through a competitive interview covering a range of topics.”