Laura Willis of St. Mary’s Secondary School, Mallow is the proud recipient of a Naughton Scholarship. Laura completed her Leaving Certificate in 2017 achieving 610 points. Each year 36 students are awarded Naughton Scholarships. There is at least one winner from each County in the Republic of Ireland and Laura was one of three students chosen from Crok. The scholarship is intended as a reward and encouragement to exceptional students who would like to study in the STEM field (science, technology, engineering and maths) at University. The school of each winning student also receives a prize for the schools science labs.
Laura is currently studying Engineering in University of Limerick and was also the recipient of a UL 40 Scholarship.