Kerry Student Receives Gaisce Gold Award From President Higgins

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Natasha Myers received the Gaisce Gold Award from President Higgins on Tuesday.

PRESIDENT Michael D Higgins delivered the Gaisce Gold Award to 79 recipients at a ceremony yesterday which took place at Áras an Uachtaráin – the first Gaisce Gold Award Ceremony to take place in three years.

Natasha Myers, who undertook the Gaisce Gold Award with Killorglin Community College, represented Kerry at the ceremony where recipients were commended for their outstanding commitment to personal development and contribution to society.

At the height of Covid in 2020-2021, over 40,000 young people aged 14-25 answered the President’s call to pursue a Gaisce Award, supported by over 1,200 President’s Award Leaders in 750 organisations Nationwide.

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The Gaisce Gold Award is the nation’s highest recognition of a young person’s initiative, achievement, and voluntary contribution to society.

In order to complete a Gold Gaisce Award, each of the recipients set and achieved their own goals across challenge areas that include personal skill, physical activity, community involvement, team adventure journey and a residential project.

Gaisce celebrates the innate talents and abilities of all young people in Ireland, regardless of their circumstances. The Gaisce Awards, founded in 1985, recognise young people’s commitment to personal development and community action.

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