Siobhán Fallon, daughter of Sandee Murphy and Kelly Fallon, was recently selected as the 2016 winner of the Shamrock Club’s Irish Life Experience (formerly Irish Way) scholarship. Siobhán is presently a 10th grader at Westerville South High School in Westerville.
Siobhán has strong academic interests in two fields, art and English. Digital art, incorporating photoshop, is a field she is currently exploring as it feeds her desire for creative expression. She also enjoys guitar, is trying to master the ukulele, and is part of anime club and gaming club at South. She counts herself as a Harry Potter fan, having read every one of his books at least five times!
The value of this year’s scholarship is $5100, which covers 25 days of all expenses in Ireland, as well as the round-trip flight between Boston and Ireland. The Shamrock Club, Daughters of Erin, and the Greater Columbus Irish Cultural Foundation provide equal funding to fully support this wonderful and life-changing scholarship. Dates for this year’s ILE trip will be from June 30-July 24, 2016.
Siobhán will update our Shamrock Club members concerning her experiences in Ireland when she returns from her trip in August, 2016.In 2017 the Daughters of Erin will send one lucky high school student to Ireland for this same ILE program.
Special thanks goes to our 2016 selection interview committee of Alice Gaughan, Christina Motika, Karen Komatsu, Mike Murphy, and last year’s winner, Kelly Greene.
James R. O’Connor & Mary Grady Strickland, Co- Chairs