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Top Scoring Business Students Awarded for Outstanding Achievement

31st January 2019

Four students from secondary schools across the country have been awarded with gold medals for their outstanding achievements in last year’s Leaving Certificate and Junior Certificate business exams.

The winners received their medals as part of the Business Studies Teachers’ Association of Ireland (BSTAI) Achievement Awards, hosted by Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI) at their offices on Molesworth Street, Dublin. The awards recognise the top scoring students nationally in Accounting, Economics and Business at Leaving Certificate Level and Business Studies at Junior Certificate Level.

The medals were presented by BPFI President Gavin Kelly and Margaret McDonnell, Honoary President, BSTAI.

The winning students were as follows:

Leaving Certificate Business

Student: Ben McDonald
School: Rockwell College, Cashel, Co Tipperary
Teacher: Mr Michael Doyle

Leaving Certificate Economics

Name: Lydia Boyd
School: The Kings Hospital, Palmerstown, Dublin 20
Teacher: Mr Mark Ronan

Leaving Certificate Accounting

Name: Karen Chandrakanth
School: St Angela’s School, Ursuline Convent, Waterford
Teacher: Ms Nora Donovan

Junior Certificate Business Studies

Name: Sean Connaire
School: Colaiste Claregalway, Claregalway, Co Galway
Teacher: Ms Katie Bell


For further information contact:

Jillian Heffernan, Head of Communications, BPFI, 087 9016880

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