Three students from the CBS High School, Clonmel were honoured recently by the Austrian Ambassador, Dr. Thomas Nader for their German essay entries in the Irish Austrian Society Essay Competition. This is a national competition organised annually by the Irish Austrian Society to encourage young people to write creatively in the German language.
Eoin Hoctor won the Junior Category, Tadhg Tracey won the Tranition Category and Mark O’Reilly won the Senior Category. Eoin and Tadhg will head off to Salzburg in June to attend the Collegium Austrium to improve their proficiency in the German language. Mark received the Dr. Otto Glaser Trophy, a swarovski glass cut trophy in the shape of the double-headed eagle, symbolising Austria.
It was an incredible achievement for the High School to have three out of the five national winners in a competition that attracts hundreds of entries each year. There is a long tradition of students receiving the scholarships and not only is their love of the language greatly enhanced but so also is their fluency in the language.