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Wednesday 20 February 2019

Top marks for Gorey Art student

Chloe Murphy with Gorey Community School principal Michael Finn and art teacher Andrea McCorry
Chloe Murphy with Gorey Community School principal Michael Finn and art teacher Andrea McCorry

Gorey School of Art student Chloe Murphy has won the highest marks in the country from the National College of Art and Design for her portfolio of artwork.

Chloe, who is from Arklow, is currently studying the one year Advanced Portfolio Preparation course in Gorey but has had her eyes set on a place in NCAD since she attended an open day at the university as a fifth-year student at Arklow's St Mary's Secondary School.

The talented 18-year-old was up against tough competition for a place at Ireland's most prestigious art college and said she was shocked when she read the results she had received for her portfolio.

'I was totally shocked when I read the letter but I am absolutely happy with my results and I want to go on and study the Art and Design Education degree course there,' she said.

'I was always interested in teaching and art has always been my hobby, and my Mum is good at art too so I suppose I must get it from her,' she added. This year has seen all 45 students at Gorey School of Art successfully win places in third level colleges to study art, film-making and photography. Tutor Andrea McCorry said she was very proud of her students.

'It is great to see their hard work being recognised with these excellent results,' she said.

Gorey Guardian

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