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Aisling to fly the flag for Presentation in Strasbourg

Rotary winner: Back row; Athlone Rotary Club president Kevin Fahy with Simon Cavanagh and Bill Noonan pictured with winner Aisling Ryan Quinlan from Presentation Secondary School and her teacher Mrs Marie Hayes at the Rotary finals in Athlone

Rotary winner: Back row; Athlone Rotary Club president Kevin Fahy with Simon Cavanagh and Bill Noonan pictured with winner Aisling Ryan Quinlan from Presentation Secondary School and her teacher Mrs Marie Hayes at the Rotary finals in Athlone

A sixth year student from Presentation Secondary School has been selected as part of a group of 22 students from throughout Ireland to fly to Strasbourg in March next year to take part in the Euroscholar programme.

Aisling Ryan Quinlan from Carew Park fought off stiff competition from 24 clubs in Ireland to win her place on the Euroscholar programme as part of the Rotary finals held in Athlone last week. During a series of interviews Aisling impressed the panel of judges with her knowledge of European parliament, Rotary and her involvement within her community.

“I’m absolutely delighted to have won. I’ll be flying out in March so it will be a nice break before my Leaving Cert exams in June,” explained Aisling.

“I’d also like to thank Mrs Hayes for helping me throughout the competition and my friends and family for their support,” she added.

“We are delighted here in the school for Aisling. She is the only Limerick representative in the competition and the first student from the school to take part in the Euroscholar programme,” explained competition coordinator in the school Mrs Hayes.

During her week long trip Aisling will first visit Stormont and the Dail before jetting off to Strasbourg to visit the European Parliament.

 

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