Thursday 27 November 2014

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

Published 14/08/2014 | 02:30

Megan Ross, 19, a student in St Joseph of Cluny Secondary School in Killiney, Megan got eight A1'S in her Leaving cert results. Picture credit; Damien Eagers 13/8/2014
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.

"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
Cistercian College Roscrea student Matthew Kavanagh from Urlingford, County Kilkenny centre, receiving top honours. Photo: Sean Curtin
Students from the Presentation college in Tuam who were delighted with their Leaving cert results Shauna Harte, Milltown and Ellen Byrne, Barnaderg. Photo: Ray Ryan
Leaving cert students from Tuam who were delighted with their Leaving cert results, pictured are Sarah Kilkelly, Ryan Mangan, Lisa Ryan and Leah Kelly. Photo: Ray Ryan
Louise Collins, Mariesa Corbett and Rachel Coote, Ennis after getting their Leaving Certificate results at St Flannans College ,Ennis on Wednesday morning. Photograph by Eamon Ward
Aislinn Mc Phillips achieved 600 points in her Leaving Certificate examination and is a student in St Louis Secondary School, Monaghan. Philip Fitzpatrick.
Jack Hartnett, Montenotte, and Tim Fannon, Cobh, who received 8 A1s (Higher), in their Leaving Cert at Christian Brothers College, Cork. Pic: Provision
From left to right: Triplets Oisin, Daire, and Tristan as they collected their Leaving Cert results in Blackrock College Dublin.
Conor Gallagher - with his incredible 9A1s Leaving Cert results. Photo: Orlagh Bailey
Leaving cert students from Tuam who were delighted with their Leaving cert results, pictured are Sarah Kilkelly, Ryan Mangan, Lisa Ryan and Leah Kelly. Photo: Ray Ryan
Declan Cronin, Ciara Hanlon and Eanna Burke from St. Brrigid's Vocational School, Loughrea, Co. Galway happy with their results at the leaving Cert results. Picture: Hany Marzouk
Aoife Farrell, James Tyler, Ennis and Fiona O'Neill, Newmarket after getting their Leaving Certificate results at St Flannans College ,Ennis on Wednesday morning. Photograph by Eamon Ward
Erica Coen, Laura Sweeney and Maria Cooney from St. Brrigid's Vocational School, Loughrea, Co. Galway happy with their results at the leaving Cert results. Picture: Hany Marzouk
Proud parents Tom & Myriam McCann, Oranmore with their daughter Orla as she get her results at Calasanctius College Oranmore on Wednesday. Photo: Joe Travers.
Fiona Caulfield, Creganna with her daughter Eimear as she get her results at Calasanctius College Oranmore on Wednesday. Photo: Joe Travers.
Fiona Caulfield, Creganna with her daughter Eimear as she get her results at Calasanctius College Oranmore on Wednesday. Photo: Joe Travers.
Christina Hynes & John Cormican get their results at Calasanctius College Oranmore on Wednesday. Photo: Joe Travers.
Róisín McInerney & Heleigh Joyce get their results at Calasanctius College Oranmore on Wednesday. Photo: Joe Travers.
Laura Brennan & Orla Duggan get their results at Calasanctius College Oranmore on Wednesday. Photo: Joe Travers.
Aine Walsh, Rosshill phones the good news as her daughter Christina Walsh gets her 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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