Four students from the Clonmel CBS High School were presented with educational awards for their high performance in the 2012 Leaving Certificate Examination by former US presidnet Bill Clinton.
Stephen Heffernan is currently studying German and History in UCD and is an active member of the History Society and the Deutsch Society. He is also writing for the politics and music sections of the college newspaper, the University Observer. While in the High School, Stephen represented his school several times on debating teams and received a scholarship to Germany for attaining one of the highest results in the Junior Certificate German examination. He received a UCD scholarship for his Leaving Certificate results.
Liam McCarthy is doing the Engineering Omnibus course in UCD, and is on the college rowing team, heading off to Seville in the New Year for a ten day training camp.
During his time in the High School, Liam was a member of the Peer Ministry group and also a member of the Irish Rowing team, winning many national rowing titles. Liam was also the recipient of a UCD scholarship.
Saleem Egan attends UCC and is studying pharmacy to attain a B.Pharm degree before hopefully advancing one more year to achieve a Masters. Saleem received the JP McManus Award which is an annual scholarship of â‚¬6,700 for every year he attends Third Level. In 5th year Saleem received a scholarship to visit Salzburg in Austria after winning a national German essay competition.
Edmond Morrissey is studying medicine after attaining the maximum points in his Leaving Cert and received the Entrance Scholarship Award in University College Cork in recognition of his excellent performance. Edmond participated in public speaking, debating and was on sporting teams during his time in the school.
The High School provides an â€œall aroundâ€ education which allows all students reach their academic potential while also providing them with the opportunity to take part in a plethora of extra-curricular activities. As a result, students leave the school as well educated young men who have acquired many of the necessary skills to manage and cope in the world thereafter.