Lorcan wins the Youth Development Leadership Competition

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Year 13 pupil Lorcan McBride is heading to the European parliament in Strasbourg next year on the back of winning the Youth Leadership Development competition run by the Rotary organisation in Ireland.

This competition provides an opportunity for young boys and girls from 16 to 18 years old to demonstrate their academic achievements and extra curricular activities in leadership skills.

After outlining his achievements in writing Lorcan had to undergo an interview before a panel of three judges. After winning the Omagh heat against six competing schools Lorcan advanced to the Zone finals , where candidates representing nine rotary clubs were pitted against each other.

Lorcan will be joining 23 other boys and girls from all over Ireland who will be heading off to the European Parliament for the Euroscola event. During the event they will have the opportunity to debate a variety of motions in the European Parliament.

Mr Dominic Pinto, president of the Omagh Rotary Club congratulates Lorcan for topping the Zone final in the Rotary Clubs ‘Youth Leadership Development Competition.

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