A student in Enniscorthy Community College has been selected as the regional final winner in this year’s prestigious Rotary Youth Leadership Development Competition.
Katie, who is a Transition Year student in the school, was crowned winner at the National Yacht Club, Dublin.
The Rotary Youth Competition recognises and celebrates Ireland’s youngest leaders and Katie impressed the judges with her progressive, ambitious and empathetic approach to current affairs.
Her success came after she was selected to represent her school in the Rotary Youth Leadership Development Competition club final on Monday, November 7, in the Riverbank House Hotel.
That stage of the process saw Katie beat tough competition from 12 other finalists, selected from over 40 students across the county.
She was accompanied by her mother Catherine, her friend Molly Brady, her Business teacher, Sinead O’Donovan, and the school’s Transition Year coordinator, Luke Maher.
Katie will now reap the rewards of her success and enjoy trips to Strasbourg, Belfast and Dublin in the coming months with fellow Regional Final winners from around the country.
On behalf of the school community, ECC Principal, Dr. Iain Wickham, congratulated Katie on her wonderful achievement emphasising that she is “an excellent role model for her peers along with demonstrating excellent leadership skills”.
Mr Wickham also thanked the staff who assisted Katie on her journey and in particular, acknowledged Luke Maher and Sinead O’Donovan.
He also thanked Wexford Rotary Club and Dr Eamon Tierney for his help.