Jarek receives a bursary for studies
Former Coláiste Chraobh Abhann student Jaroslaw (Jarek) Blacharski was awarded the JP McManus All Ireland Scholarship after securing 615 CAO points in the Leaving Certificate examinations.
Jarek received his reward at the University of Limerick and will be provided with a bursary of €6,750 per annum for the duration of his undergraduate course.
He is currently studying Engineering and Computers in University College Dublin.
The ceremony in Limerick was attended by JP McManus and Jan O’Sullivan, Minister for Education and Skills, among many other dignitaries.
The guest of honour was Martin O’Neill, the Republic of Ireland soccer manager, who delivered the keynote address to the audience.
‘It’s a real privilege to win an All Ireland scholarship,’ said Jarek.
Also present at the awards ceremony were Jarek’s family members and Shane Eivers, the Principal of Coláiste Chraobh Abhann.
Principal Eivers commented, ‘ the whole school community is really proud of Jarek’s success. He is an inspiration to other students and clearly shows what you can achieve with a strong work ethic and a commitment to your studies.’
Jarek lives in Kilcoole and originally moved from Poland to Ireland when he was aged 10.
He lives with his parents, Janusz and Anna, and has a young sister named Ella.
He obtained five A1’s and one A2 in his Leaving Cert, leaving him with a highly impressive 615 points.
It has been a busy few weeks for Jarek as he was also accepted as an ‘Entrance Scholar’ to UCD last month at another awards ceremony held in the O’Reilly Hall, UCD.
Jaroslaw (Jarek) Blacharski.