Waterford student, Niamh Casey of Our Lady of Mercy Secondary School, Ozanam Street, Waterford City has been awarded a gold medal for achieving first place in the country in the 2016 Leaving Certificate Business exam.
Niamh received her medal at the Business Studies Teachers’ Association of Ireland (BSTAI) Business Studies Achievement Awards ceremony, hosted by Banking & Payment Federation Ireland (BPFI) at their offices in Nassau Street, Dublin. The awards recognise the achievements of students in Accounting, Economics and Business at Leaving Certificate Level and Business Studies at Junior Certificate Level.
The winners, including Niamh, were presented with their medals by Liam McLoughlin, Vice-President, BPFI and Chief Executive - Retail Ireland, Bank of Ireland, Fintan Slye, Chief Executive, EirGrid Group and Mary O’Sullivan, BSTA I.
Niamh’s teacher, Mr Seamus Rushe and school Principal, Ms Mary Meade, were also recognised for this outstanding achievement.