Past-pupil Rachel McLaughlin was recently awarded an NUIG Excellence Scholarship and also received €1,500 in recognition of her exceptional results in the 2015 Leaving Cert. Excellence Scholarships are presented to NUI Galway pupils who achieve a minimum of 560 points in the Leaving Cert. President of NUI Galway, Dr Jim Browne, said: “NUI Galway constantly strives to support and promote academic excellence across all disciplines. The purpose of these Awards is to encourage each student to develop his/her academic potential to the fullest, by setting a realistic threshold of excellence and rewarding every student who attains that level. It is also a chance to give due credit to their parents and teachers for their important contribution to such success.” Deputy Principal John McGuinness was also present at the ceremony. The staff at CCS would like to congratulate Rachel for her superb academic achievements to date, and wish her all the best going forward.