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Five students nominated to represent Ireland

United World Colleges Ireland recently hosted a virtual reception for its 2021 – 2023 scholars, who have been selected to represent Ireland at a United World College for the coming school term.

These scholars have been identified following a rigorous selection process and on the basis of their strong academic record, commitment to public service, and personal leadership. Substantial scholarship funding has been made available to these scholars, up to the full cost of their attendance at a United World College.

For the coming academic year, Mira Henchi from Fermoy, Co. Cork and Alex Sullivan from Howth, Dublin will be attending UWC Atlantic College in Wales. Bobbie Beattie from Baldonnel, Co. Dublin will be attending UWC South East Asia in Singapore. Anna Ryan from Kilkenny will attend UWC East Africa in Tanzania. Isabel Brew from Kilrush, Co. Clare will attend Li Po Chun United World College in Hong Kong. 

Speaking on behalf of the committee, co-chairs Nicola Timmins and Áine Doyle congratulated the students on their achievement and wished them the very best with their studies at their new college. Nicola commented “As an alumna, I know the deep and long-lasting impact that a United World Colleges education has for students, and I am thrilled to see another generation of Irish students be supported in attending these institutions. We wish them the very best and look forward to hearing about their adventures very shortly.”