Cathriona Murphy of Maria Immaculata Community College, Dunmanway has been awarded a gold medal for achieving first place in the country in the 2013 Junior Certificate Business Studies exam.
Cathriona received her medal at the Business Studies Teachers’ Association of Ireland (BSTAI) Business Studies Achievement Awards ceremony, hosted by the Irish Banking Federation at their offices in Nassau Street, Dublin. The awards recognise the achievements of students in Accounting, Economics and Business at Leaving Certificate Level and Business Studies at Junior Certificate Level.
The winners, including Cathriona, were presented with their medals by David Duffy, President, Irish Banking Federation (IBF). Cathriona’s teacher, Ms Claire Kelly and school Principal, Mr Dennis O’Sullivan, were also recognised for this outstanding achievement.
Cathriona is now in Transition Year and is interested in studying medicine when she finishes school. As part of her TY work experience she recently spent time in the Mater Hospital, Dublin, where she particularly enjoyed her time in the pathology department. Her hobbies include piano and guitar and she is also currently taking the last level of training required to become a lifeguard.