The new marking system may have confused many, but it certainly did not faze one Galway student who discovered yesterday that she had scored eight H1 grades in her Leaving Cert examination.
Moycullen resident Kate Duggan, from Kilagoola was one of just 13 students in the country to have scored such a high grade.
She was early into Colaiste Iognaid yesterday morning to discover that she had received the highest set of marks possible.
Kate is daughter of NUI Galway academic Dr Jim Duggan and Marie Duggan, Kilagoola and has excelled in a set of activities across the school.
She is also a niece of former Fianna Fail TD for Galway East Colm Keaveney.
Kate, who is hoping to study Human Genetics in Trinity College, is delighted with her results. Her mother Marie told the Galway Advertiser last evening that they are very proud of their daughter for her achievement — the latest in a series of achievements by Kate.
Over the last year she had received awards at the Young Scientist exhibition and in the Galway Advertiser School’s Debating competition.
Over 3,000 Galway students collected their results from schools around the city and county or online yesterday.
The CAO offers will be issued from the CAO offices on Eglinton Street next Monday morning.