Biology gold award for St.Louis students

St Louis pupils who achieved UK Biology Challenge Success -  Owen Dempster, Catriona McCrory & David Byrne. (Submitted picture).
St Louis pupils who achieved UK Biology Challenge Success - Owen Dempster, Catriona McCrory & David Byrne. (Submitted picture).

Students from St. Louis Grammar School have excelled in a prestigious competition which is run for gifted and talented Biologists aged 13-15.

The UK Biology Challenge is considered to be the junior version of the Biology Olympiad and over 60,000 students in the United Kingdom took part.

Three students from St. Louis Grammar, Ballymena, were gold medal winners.

The success of David Byrne, Owen Dempster and Catriona McCrory saw them placed in the top three per cent of competitors.

Fellow student at the school, Connie Kelly was awarded a silver medal and was placed in the top 10%.

And St Louis pupils Donagh Carey, Gaby Lau and Patrick Magee received bronze medals and were placed in the top 15%.

Both students and teachers at the school were delighted with their achievements.

A spokesperson for St Louis stated that the students involved hope to continue their success by winning medals in the Olympiad in three years’ time.