THREE Donegal students have been presented with top awards in this year’s 59th Texaco Children’s Art Competition.
Lilla Kardos (15) [pictured], a pupil at Loreto Secondary School, Letterkenny, won second prize in the 14-15 years age category of the competition.
Minister of State for Department of Arts, Heritage & Gaeltacht, Dinny McGinley TD and Enda Riney, Chairman of Valero Energy (Ireland) Limited presented her with the award.
No stranger to the competition, Lilla was a Special Merit Award winner in last year’s competition.
Other Donegal winners who received awards at a ceremony held in Dublin were Jennifer Monahan (14), from Abbey Vocational School, Donegal Town, and Kieran Kelly (10), from Glenswilly National School, Letterkenny. Both received Special Merit Awards.
This is John's first trip to the World Championships where he will come up against full-time professionals.