Maths teacher Anne O’Dea, Carmel Naughton, County Limerick winning scholar Cian McDonnell from Crescent College Comprehensive S.J., Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton TD and Martin Naughton at the 2018 Naughton Foundation Scholarship awards held at Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute, Trinity College Dublin-photo Kieran Harnett
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Naughton Foundation Award

The Naughton Foundation was established to support students who pursue third level courses in the STEM subjects. Mr Martin Naughton set up Glen Electric in 1973 and it has now grown to a company with sales of over 1.5 billion euro annually. Each year, the Naughton Foundation awards thirty six scholarships to students who have excelled at the physical sciences and maths and who have displayed passion and enthusiasm for these subjects. Cian McDonnell, a graduate of our school in 2018, was presented with the award at an event held at Trinity College, Dublin. Cian is now studying Mathematical Science at UCC. During his time at Crescent he represented and brought many honours to the school, including national awards at Google Call to Code, Science Olympiad, Chemistry Olympiad, participation at BT Young Scientist, regional winner at Scifest and was a member of the quiz team who was runner up at the National Finals in 2017.
The picture shows Cian receiving the scholarship from Mr. Richard Bruton, Minister for Education and Skills, Mrs Carmel Naughton, Mr Martin Naughton and Mrs Anne O’Dea who was Cian’s teacher of Physics and Chemistry. In addition, the school also was awarded a grant of 1000 euro for the Science Department in recognition of Cian’s success.