Larne pupil secures Europe trip through Rotary Youth Leadership Competition

Larne Grammar School pupil Lauren McKeown recently won the Larne heat of the Rotary Youth Leadership Competition and progressed to the zone final of the competition in Portrush where she was successful in gaining a place on a trip to the European Parliament in Strasbourg.
Lauren McKeown - winner of the Rotary Youth Competition. Photo submitted by Larne Grammar SchoolLauren McKeown - winner of the Rotary Youth Competition. Photo submitted by Larne Grammar School
Lauren McKeown - winner of the Rotary Youth Competition. Photo submitted by Larne Grammar School

Lauren and 23 other pupils from across the island of Ireland will visit Stormont in Belfast and the Dail in Dublin before flying out to Strasbourg to participate in the Euroscola, debating the topic ‘The EU’s zero pollution ambition’ with students from all over Europe.

In January, Lauren was warmly welcomed to a meeting of the Larne Rotary Club where she spoke about her experience of the competition to date and gratefully received a prize for winning the Larne heat of the competition.

Alongside her that evening, members also welcomed Head Girl of Larne Grammar School, Ilaria Magee, to present on her experiences in South Korea at the World Scouting Jamboree, which was kindly sponsored by the Larne Rotary Club.

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