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Star Academy student take Hans Sloane science honours

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Star Academy student take Hans Sloane science honours thumbnailMichael Knowles from Ahoghill came second in Northern Ireland in the Hans Sloane science awards. He is pictured in the Earth’s Treasures Gallery at the Ulster Museum. GB02432 p7

FORMER Ballymena Academy science student, Michael Knowles, has been recognised at the prestigious Hans Sloane Awards ceremony in the Ulster Museum.
The Hans Sloane Memorial Fund recognises Northern Ireland's top achievers in 'A' Level Biology, Chemistry and Physics and Michael was named as runner-up.
He was presented with his award at the Ulster Museum by guest speaker Professor Andrew Cooper, Professor of Coastal Studies at Ulster University.
Michael, who is from Ahoghill, is now studying dentistry at Queen's University Belfast.
He said: "I feel very honoured to receive this award and to be second in Northern Ireland in Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
“A lot of hard work went into my 'A' Levels and I'm delighted the dedication paid off. I'm now very much enjoying student life and studying dentistry at QUB."
*Read the full story in this week's Ballymena Guardian.

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