Padraig Ferry, Magheradrummond, Milford son of Joe and Kate Ferry, received a scholarship for academic excellence from University College, Dublin. The AD Astra Academy is now in its fourth year and Padraig is the first student in Architecture to receive the award. He is the second Loreto Milford student to be admitted to the Academy, following in the footsteps of Shaun Sweeney from Fanad.
The AD Astra Academy recognises and nurtures exceptional students by offering them unique support and opportunities to further develop their talents. They benefit from a financial scholarship, mentoring and discipline specific supports as well as personal and professional development opportunities.
Out of over 30,000 students in UCD, the AD Astra Academy has a membership of 242, two of which are former Loreto Community School students.