It was a great night for Bower girls at the Westmeath Independent Sports Awards, held in the Shamrock Lodge Hotel on Friday January 31st. International showjumper Kate Derwin was named Sports Star of the Year for 2019, as a result of her fantastic individual and team performances at the European Youth Showjumping Championships. International fencer Isabelle Clarke was named the 2019 Readers’ Choice winner. Isabelle has had a wonderful year on the international stage, being the first Irish and youngest winner of the Glasgow Open. Special Olympics star Sarah Kilmartin was named the joint winner for March 2019, for her basketball success at the Abu Dhabi Games. Rebecca Lowe was the joint winner for August 2019, on foot of her senior national title at last year’s Tetrathlon Championships. The school is very proud of each one of the girls’ successes to date and we are confident that each one will continue to shine in their chosen fields. They are great ambassadors for the school and we wish them all continued success.