Highest Marks in the Country

Gorey School of Art student Chloe Murphy has won the highest marks in the country from the National College of Art and Design for her portfolio of artwork.

Chloe, who is from Arklow, is currently studying the one year Advanced Portfolio Preparation course in Gorey but has had her eyes set on a place in NCAD since she attended an open day at the university as a fifth-year student at Arklow's St Mary's Secondary School.

The talented 18-year-old was up against tough competition for a place at Ireland's most prestigious art college and said she was shocked when she read the results she had received for her portfolio.

 Chloe Murphy with Gorey Community School Principal Michael Finn and her Tutor Andrea McCorry. 

Chloe Murphy with Gorey Community School Principal Michael Finn and her Tutor Andrea McCorry.