Good chemistry for Strabane student

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Pictured congratulating Daniel is Claude Metzdorf from DuPont.

Daniel O’Reilly, a student at Lumen Christi, picked up the annual award for outstanding achievement from the company.

He was described by one of his teachers as ‘outstanding’ and ‘devoted to chemistry.’

Claude Metzdorf, DuPont, Plant Manager, said: “The DuPont Chemistry Award is given to only the brightest and best minds, to students who have shown great promise and already delivered much during their academic careers.

“We are especially pleased to be awarding the prize to a student so accomplished in the sciences, especially in chemistry.

“DuPont believes that science is the key to solving some of the world’s biggest challenges.

“We are proud to be able to nourish young talent in this way and wish Daniel a long and prosperous career in his chosen field.”

Daniel, 18, already has reason to celebrate as earlier this year he achieved an A* in three A-Level subjects - Chemistry, Physics and Biology – as well as an A in Mathematics.

As Dr Marie Ferris, Vice Principal, Lumen Christi College, explained: “Daniel lives and breathes chemistry – you could tell he had a real enthusiasm and genuine interest in the subject which I’m delighted to say has been reflected in his exemplary A-Level results.”

Dr Ferris continued: “This DuPont award really encourages our students to strive for excellence in chemistry and we would like to thank them for their continuing support.”

Daniel will continue his studies at the prestigious Imperial College in London.

“We know he will do himself, his family and of course the school proud and we’d like to wish him every success for the future,” said Dr Ferris.