Rotary Youth Leadership Award for a Navan Student

Andrzej Michalik receives the award from Rotary Ireland District Governor David Murray and European Parliament Public Relations Officer Patrick O’Riordan.

Navan student Andrzej Michalik was one of 14 teenagers from across the island of Ireland to recently receive a Rotary Youth Leadership award at the offices of the European Parliament in Dublin.

The competition, which is one of Rotary Ireland’s longest running youth projects, rewards young people with evident leadership potential based on their extra-curricular activities. It is managed in collaboration with the EU offices in Dublin and Euroscola in Strasbourg.

Andrzej, a student at Dunshaughlin Community College, received the award from Rotary Ireland District Governor David Murray and European Parliament Public Relations Officer Patrick O’Riordan. He was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Navan.

In his spare time, Andrzej teaches English while having a keen interest in art. He said he would really recommend young people to enter the competition. “I made lifelong friends that I would never know if it wasn’t because of that.”

Some of the topics the students presented on included European security, climate change and the environment, and migration. David Murray, district governor of Rotary Ireland, said the level of presentations was extremely impressive.

“I must congratulate Andrzej and all of this year’s winners for the extremely high standard of their interviews and presentations.

The Rotary Youth Leadership Development competition is open to 16 and 17 year olds living on the island of Ireland.

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