It was a double celebration for one local household when, in the space of one week, Emma and Karla Small, daughters of Mr. Ian and Jennifer Small, Ahoghill, both graduated with First Class Honours Degrees in Engineering!
Emma (pictured above with her parents) graduated from the University of Loughborough with a Masters in Civil Engineering, with a diploma in Industrial Studies, while Karla (below) graduated from the University of Leeds with a Bachelors in Medical Engineering.
Karla is now employed with the NHS in England where she will study for her Masters in Clinical Engineering at Kings College, London.
Meanwhile Emma, who was also awarded the Loughborough Development Trust Prize for the Outstanding Final Year Student in the School of Civil and Building Engineering will begin her employment next month also in the City of London. Both Emma and Karla attended Fourtowns Primary School in Ahoghill, before completing their schooling at Ballymena Academy.