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Megan gets eight A1s and a spot at Harvard after cancer battle

Published 14/08/2014 | 02:30

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Megan Ross (19) a student in St Joseph of Cluny Secondary School in Killiney, Megan got eight A1s

Eight higher level A1's is the ultimate reward for Megan Ross who was diagnosed with thyroid cancer last year.

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"I was shocked, I didn't expect it but I'm thrilled," said Megan (19), who repeated her Leaving Cert at St Joseph of Cluny Secondary School in Dun Laoghaire, Dublin. Megan (pictured right with her results) was forced to step back from school last year to undergo an operation but still managed to sit two exams - music and Japanese.

When she happily returned to her studies this year she took on two new subjects - physics and chemistry. "I had follow-up treatment over the summer but by the time my mocks and exams came around I was fine," said Megan, described as "remarkable" by principal Mary White.

Next Monday, the bright young woman is off to the US where she has secured a position at the prestigious Harvard University to study applied maths. "It's very exciting; I'm nervous but the world is my oyster."

Students from the Presentation college in Tuam who were delighted with their Leaving cert results, pictured are Lisa St. John, Caherlistrane and Nicola Comer, Annaghdown . Photo: Ray Ryan
Students from the Presentation college in Tuam who were delighted with their Leaving cert results, pictured are Lisa St. John, Caherlistrane and Nicola Comer, Annaghdown . Photo: Ray Ryan
Students from the Presentation college in Tuam who were delighted with their Leaving cert results Gabby Luksaite, Tuam and Jade Costello, Corofin. Photo: Ray Ryan
Students from the Presentation college in Tuam who were delighted with their Leaving cert results Gabby Luksaite, Tuam and Jade Costello, Corofin. Photo: Ray Ryan
Kieran Treacy, Oranmore checks the points as son Lefan get their results at Calasanctius College Oranmore on Wednesday. Photo: Joe Travers.
Kieran Treacy, Oranmore checks the points as son Lefan get their results at Calasanctius College Oranmore on Wednesday. Photo: Joe Travers.

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