Laois school with two maximum scoring Leaving Cert students

Stan Henderson

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Stan Henderson

Laois school with two maximum scoring Leaving Cert students

Katy White and Christoper Carew with Academic Students of the Year awards from Mountrath CS earlier this year, both have achieved maximum 625 points in the Leaving Cert.

Two outstanding top achievers in the Leaving Certificate in Laois come from the one secondary school.

Christopher Carew and Katie White from Mountrath Community School are deservedly celebrating having achieving the maximum results possible on the state examinations of 625 points.

This is not the first time that the dynamic duo has achieved top marks as they both got top marks in their Junior certificates also.

Speaking to the Leinster Express this morning Christopher Carew said, “I wasn’t expecting these results and I’m over the moon to have achieved the maximum points. It will take quite a while for this to sink in with me though.”

The young Portlaoise man also achieved 100 percentile in the Health Professions Administration Test (HPAT) and intends to pursue a career in health and medicine.

Although unavailable at the time to comment on her excellent achievements Katie White also from Portlaoise is said to be extremely happy and overwhelmed with her results and is taking time for the top marks to sink in with her.

Principal at the school is Siobhán McCarthy.

“We are extremely proud of Christopher and Katie as we are of all of our students. They all did extremely well and worked really hard for their achievements. Christopher and Katie were the schools top boy and top girl and they have been in competition with each other over the past number of years. Now the world is their oysters and they can each pursue the careers that they have been working towards for several years.”

The school had 15 students who achieved over 500 points and two students who received distinctions in their Leaving Cert Applied (LCA) courses.