A final year student from Loreto College Coleraine has won a Gold Medal at the Irish Chemistry Olympiad, held at Dublin City University on 5th March.
Rasharkin student Peter Rogan, who is studying for A Levels in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics, impressed the examiners at the Olympiad and won the top award for students from Northern Ireland at the event.
The Irish Chemistry Olympiad is a Competition for Irish students in the final year of second level education who are under twenty on December 31st in the year of the competition.
It is held annually in Dublin City University.
Students from Northern Ireland (NI) and the Republic of Ireland (RoI) are invited to take part in the competition.
Winners then progress to the International Chemistry Olympiad Finals, this year to be held in
Tiblisi, Georgia, from July 23rd – August 1st.
It is unfortunate that sponsorship is not currently available this year to allow Peter to attend this international final – a level of competition for which he had thoroughly prepared.
Peter was congratulated on this outstanding achievement by Mr Frank Scullion, Head of Chemistry at Loreto College, and by his departmental colleagues Miss Maria Flannelly and Mrs Jane Nugent. Mr Michael James, Principal of Loreto College, paid tribute to Peter and to his teachers on this tremendous achievement both by Peter and by the entire Chemistry Department.