North Mon pupil, Danila Fedotov, was recently announced as the October recipient of the first Gurranabraher Credit Union Northside Student of the Month Award. Danila was chosen from a list of nominees from St Vincent’s Secondary School, Terrence MacSwiney Community College, North Mon Secondary School & North Presentation Secondary School.
Danila recently qualified for the national finals of the BT Young Scientist Competition with his project where has develop an autonomous system that provides information on the well-being of a patient with a chronic disease. This really exciting project can monitor patients with dementia. The patient’s movements can be monitored so care givers know at any given time where the patient is and more importantly can send an alert if the patient falls of gets into difficulty by changes in there movement.
Speaking at a presentation to Danila, Michael O Connell, Chair Gurranabraher Credit Union said “this new initiative was developed by Gurranabraher Credit Union to support excellence in Schools. We believe that exceptional talent abounds in the Northside Secondary Schools and we believe now is the time to nurture and recognise those talents to a wider audience. Danila project is proof of this talent”. “We believe that if we recognise the work that students and teachers do it will not only create a feeling of value for that student, but also inspire their peers.”
Students are nominated every month from the participating schools and are reviewed by an awards committee and a monthly winner is chosen and announced at an event at the Credit Union.
Each monthly Student recipient will receive a small token for their win and at the end of the school year an annual overall winner will be chosen and announced at a formal event. Gurranabraher Credit Union will also present the winning Students Schools with sponsorship cheque for € 2500.