The Cork Institute of Technology, in partnership with Cork County Council, has awarded Quincy High School class of 2018 graduate Cassidy Griffin with a full two-year scholarship to their world-class culinary degree program.
Having excelled in the culinary program at Quincy High School, Cassidy will be attending the Cork Institute of Technology in pursuit of a Higher Certificate in Arts in Culinary Studies. At the conclusion of the two-year program, she will graduate as a fully qualified chef. The scholarship includes full tuition, including room and board as well as job placement at a 5-star resort during her semesters in Cork.
The scholarship is the first tangible outcome of the Quincy—Cork County Economic Development Agreement signed between Quincy Mayor Tom Koch, Cork County Mayor Declan Hurley and Cork County Council Executive Tim Lucey in February.
“This exciting news comes as a result of continued efforts between Quincy and Cork County in order to foster economic, educational and cultural exchanges,” said Mayor Thomas P. Koch. “Cassidy will have a unique opportunity to be a pioneer for potential future Quincy students.”
Cork County Council Executive Tim Lucey said, “We are delighted to announce the awarding of the Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) scholarship to Quincy High student Cassidy Griffin. Only several months into the signing of the agreement, we are happy to share this milestone with Cassidy, her family and the city of Quincy.”
In February, the Cork Delegation met with business, education and tourism officials throughout the city in order to foster a better understanding of what Quincy and Cork have to offer each other. Quincy Chamber President Tim Cahill said, “on behalf of all those on the Quincy—Cork Committee who worked diligently to put this agreement together, we could not be more proud of Cassidy and thankful to the Cork County Council and CIT for making this happen.”
Orla Flynn, Vice President of the Cork Institute of Technology, met with Cassidy, her family and her teachers in Quincy last week to welcome her into the program. She will begin classes in Cork, Ireland at the CIT in September 2018.
Rebecca McInnis, QHS, Orla Flynn, VP C.I.T., Cassidy Griffin, CIT scholarship recipient, Stephanie Griffin, Cassidy's Mom, Patrick Noe, QHS