Tullamore student receives prestigious UCD scholarship

The Sacred Heart student has shown exceptional academic prowess

Justin Kelly

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Tullamore student receives prestigious UCD scholarship

Ella Flaherty - Sacred Heart Tullamore student

An Offaly student has joined an excpetional group of students in a UCD academy.

Each year UCD welcomes 54 Leaving Certificate students to join their Ad Astra Academy. This is a group of students who have demonstrated exceptional academic performance and outstanding talent.

This year, Sacred Heart Secondary school student, Ella Flaherty was one of the 54 chosen for membership of this elite group.

Ella is currently in Pre Med and is delighted to become a member of Ad Astra in UCD.

The Ad Astra Academy in UCD is a renowned programme with Scholars and alumni invited to undertake research at world-renowned institutions such as University of Cambridge, Boston Scientific and Harvard Medical School.

They have also volunteered overseas in a wide range of development programmes and achieved high academic honours.

Ella is the second student form the Sacred Heart School to be awarded an Ad Astra Scholarship. Orla Mc Manamly was awarded an Ad Astra Scholarship in 2011 and is currently a practicing Actuary in Florida.

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