The Leaving Certificate Applied National Awards (LCANA) “Feargal Quinn Awards” are presented each year to those students who obtain the top results in the Leaving Certificate Applied Examination of that year, as notified by the State Examinations Commission.
Nenagh College are very proud to have such a student in Emma Freeman, who was one of the students to obtain the best Leaving Certificate Applied results in Ireland in 2022.
Emma is pictured with Ms Catherine O Keeffe (LCA Co-ordinator) at the awards ceremony in The Shamrock Lodge Hotel, Athlone, on 21st January 2023 with Eamonn Quinn.
Emma’s final credit total is based on her performance in the Leaving Certificate Applied (LCA) Examination over 5th year and 6th year, due to the continuous assessment mode of the Leaving Certificate Applied Programme. She is currently studying Applied Psychology and Social Studies in Templemore College of Further Education.
The awards are financed by sponsorship from Fergal Quinn, and the awards are named after Senator Fergal Quinn, who was the first Chairman of the steering committee for the then new Leaving Certificate Applied in 1995. It was he who oversaw the rolling out of the Leaving Certificate Applied Programme, the embedding of it in the Irish Education system, and he oversaw its continuing development in the following years.