First in class: Shane O’Sullivan
Douglas Community School extends its warmest congratulations to Shane O’Sullivan who sat his Leaving Certifcate Examinations last year. Shane scored an extremely impressive double: he was awarded the Institute of Chemistry of Ireland Medal for attaining the highest marks in the country in Chemistry, and he was also awarded an Entrance Bursary to Trinity College Dublin.
6272 students sat the Higher Level Chemistry paper in June 2011 – Shane scored the highest mark in the country, n accolade he shares with just one other student. Shane’s First Place in Chemistry is a testament to his application to, and flair for, the sciences. It is also a testament to the exceptionally high level of science teaching in the school, which is helped by ever more well-equipped laboratories and specialist teachers in each subject.
Shane is continuing his scientific pursuits at Trinity College, where he is now studying First Year Genetics. His potential has been recognised by TCD, who are clearly delighted to have him as a student, and have awarded him an Entrance Bursary – Shane is definitely one to watch out for in the future!