Clonaslee student top of his class in construction

CLONASLEE Vocational School student, Alan Conroy is celebrating, after he was awarded first in Ireland for the Leaving Cert 2011 Exam in Construction Studies at Ordinary Level.

CLONASLEE Vocational School student, Alan Conroy is celebrating, after he was awarded first in Ireland for the Leaving Cert 2011 Exam in Construction Studies at Ordinary Level.

Alan was presented with his prize at the Technoteachers Awards Ceremony, which was held in GMIT in March, by the Minister of State for Training and Skills, Ciaran Cannon.

Also at the awards ceremoney was Alan’s teacher, Kevin Callaghan and chairperson of the Technoteachers Association, Padraig Cawley.

Alan, who is the son of Pat and Rita Conroy, Geashill is currently doing an agricultural course at Guerteen Agricultural College in Tipperary.

For his project, Alan made an old fashioned bog bogey which required a various amount of skills and involved incorporating engineering, woodwork and technology skills.

Clonaslee Teacher, Mary Higgins, said the school was very proud of Alan and delighted with his top results in Construction Studies.

The school are also celebrating the achievements of Brian Blake who achieved second place in Ireland, in his Leaving Certificate 2011 Engineering Exam at Ordinary Level at the annual awards of the Engineering and Technology teachers Associations, which was held in Carrick-on-Shannon.