Congratulations to Transition Year Amy Zhao, who has won 2nd prize in the 14-15 age category of Ireland’s premier youth art competition. With over 25,000 entries this year, Amy’s achievement is particularly notable.

Her artistic skill and creativity knows no bounds and Art teacher Mrs Oonagh Kelly is so proud to have such a talent in her class. Amy has previously won the 12-13 age category and a special merit award for her 2018

She was also the successful entrant in this year’s Spectrum school magazine cover competition, which also saw a huge number of students make submissions. This branch of the creative arts has certainly flourished

amongst our Bower girls since COVID restrictions have been put in place and we would encourage all to continue to tap into this very special form of expression.

Amy, who intends to study Art at 3rd level received a winner certificate and a prize of €350, along with Art ‘n Hobby art materials from competition organisers; Valero. We are very excited to see what the future holds for this very talented young lady. We wish her every success.