A first year student in Mercy Mounthawk now has an award to go with his undoubted talent and aptitude for mathematics after he beat thousands of his fellow students around the country to claim top prize in a national maths competition.
Kai beat out over 6,300 other first year students from across 209 schools from around as he claimed top prize in the IMTA's Irish Junior Maths competition.
Daniel McCarthy, one of Kai's teachers said that Kai's win is a significant achievement for the young man.
"There are over 6,000 other students who took part in this and he came out on top, number one in first place. He got a perfect score and full marks in it. He's fantastic at maths, he's a very gifted young student and a very lovely kid all round," said Daniel.
"Kai himself, he is delighted with it. He's as quiet as they come and he's a gent through and through. He's thrilled," Daniel added.
To win, Kai and his fellow first year students from around Ireland all took an online maths quiz to test their abilities, with Kai coming out on top with full marks and a perfect score. As a result of his win, he has bagged himself a trophy and a new computer which was kindly sponsored by Microsoft.