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Thurles Student Scores Top Marks In Junior Cert

Top Thurles Student, Ms Isobel Quirk

Thurles student, 16-year-old Ms Isobel Quirk, was “completely shocked”,  according to Independent.ie, when she opened the envelope containing her Junior Cert results this morning; latter which revealed she was one of just 4 students nationally who achieved 12 of the highest grades possible.

Ms Quirk, a student boarding at the Ursuline Convent (Clochar Na Nursulach) here in Thurles, believed she had done well in her Geography, History and Civic, Social & Political Education (CSPE), but after that she was unsure of the other subjects, in relation to their eventual outcomes.

She declares that the secret of her success is putting in about two or three hours of study each evening and after that, when examinations come around, simply trying her best.

“My parents were really happy. Actually, I think they were happier than I was”, Ms Quirk informed Independent.ie.

Ms Quirk has decided to skip Transition Year and focus on preparations for her Leaving Cert, however she remains unsure on what profession she will take up in the future, perhaps business or something law-related, she stated.

Principal of the high performing Ursuline Convent school, Ms Mary Butler stated that she was indeed very proud of Isobel’s achievements, and proud also of all her other hard working Junior Cert students, regardless of grades achieved.


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