Former New-Bridge Shenna awarded All Ireland Scholarship for Top Performing Students
Former New-Bridge Student Shenna McKivergan has been awarded a JP McManus All Ireland Scholarship. The All Ireland Scholarship Scheme provides twenty-five Scholarships to the top-performing students who reside in Northern Ireland (NI) and attend a grant aided Post Primary School or Further Education (FE) College in NI. The value of the Scholarship is £5,500 per year. 6 Scholarships were awarded to the top Level 3 Extended Diploma students from Further Education Colleges and 19 Scholarships were awarded to the top ‘A’ Level students from grant aided Post Primary Schools. Shenna attended a prestigious awards ceremony last weekend in Limerick University and was presented with her scholarship by the Minister of state for tourism and sport, Mr Patrick O’Donovan, TD.
Shenna transferred from New-Bridge to the SRC having achieved excellent GCSE results to undertake Sports and Exercise studies and achieved 3 A*grades. Shenna said she really enjoyed her time at New-Bridge and her Sports Studies at SRC. She said that studying sports really helped to improve her knowledge and understanding of aspects of her own sporting performance. She would like to use the scholarship to pursue a future career in sport or physiotherapy. She hopes to attend Manchester Metropolitan University so she will have the training facilities she needs as Ireland does not have an indoor veladrome. Shenna is currently a high performance cyclists representing Ireland on the European and World stage. She is seven times All Ireland Junior National Champion and is the track record holder. This year she finished sixth in the European Championships and qualified seventh in the world. We are very proud of Shenna’s achievements and wish her all the best in the future.