WIT to honour secondary school students with special awards

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WIT to honour secondary school students with special awards

WIT to honour secondary school students with special awards

Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) in association with the Business Studies Teachers Association of Ireland (BSTAI) are hosting a special awards night on Tuesday, October 9, for secondary school students in the South East Region who received an A grade in Junior Certificate Higher level Business Studies this year.

322 students from 51 schools in the region, including Waterford, Wexford, Kilkenny, Carlow and South Tipperary, will attend the awards ceremony with their parents, Business Studies teachers and school principals.

The breakdown of the 322 students by county is Tipperary (69), Kilkenny (55), Waterford city (47), Waterford county (34), Wexford (95), Carlow (22).

The ceremony, now in its 14th year will take place in the WIT Arena on WIT’s West Campus at Carriganore.

The ceremony celebrates and recognises excellence in Junior Certificate Business Studies. The Chairman of BSTAI Pat Younger and President of WIT Prof Willie Donnelly will present students with a scroll/certificate of achievement, and business teachers will receive recognition plaques.  

Dr Thomas O’Toole, Head of the School of Business at WIT said that the evening will be an opportunity for parents, teachers and principals to celebrate the success of their students.

“This ceremony will recognise students’ excellence, while also giving them an opportunity to view the modern campus and facilities here at WIT.  In time we hope to welcome these students back to WIT as undergraduates in one of our many business courses,” he said.