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Meabh McGoldrick, first in Northern Ireland in A Level Economics - View Full Size Image
Meabh McGoldrick, first in Northern Ireland in A Level Economics

Four students from Loreto College Coleraine have added the distinction of top awards from the Northern Ireland examinations board, CCEA, to their already considerable successes at GCSE and A level.

Meabh McGoldrick, who has just completed her studies at Loreto College, was placed first in Northern Ireland in A Level Economics.  Meabh, who was Head Girl at Loreto last year, held a distinguished academic record throughout her years at the College, and represented the school in Economics at UK level in the Bank of England Target 2.0 competition.  An all-round talent, Meabh won two Ulster Colleges All-Star awards for camogie in consecutive years, and was a member of the Derry Minor camogie team which recently lifted the All Ireland title.  Also an accomplished traditional musician, Meabh is currently pursuing a number of personal development projects during a gap year, including a period of voluntary work with Habitat for Humanity in India.  She intends to begin a Speech and Language Therapy degree at the University of Ulster in the Autumn of 2008.

At GCSE level, there was further success for three students who have now begun their A level studies at Loreto.  Rory O’Kane took first place in Northern Ireland in GCSE Economics, completing a remarkable “double” for the Loreto Economics department.  Rory is now studying A level Economics, Geography, Mathematics and Physics.    Anna Maguire, meanwhile, was placed second in Northern Ireland in GCSE Single Award Science.  Anna is now studying A level History, Irish, Mathematics and Theatre Studies.  Finally, Patrick Kelly was placed third in Northern Ireland in GCSE Drama: audiences will be able to enjoy his dramatic talents as he takes the “leading man” part in the Loreto production of Calamity Jane, opening on Tuesday 9th October.  Patrick is now studying A Level Biology, Chemistry, Economics and Theatre Studies.

All four students and their teachers – Mr Gerry McGouran and Miss Belinda Toner, Economics, Mr Frank Scullion and Mr Hugh O’Mullan, Science, and Mrs Oonah McEwan and Mrs Lorraine McCool, Drama – were congratulated on these tremendous achievements by Mr Brian Lenehan, College Principal.