Mary Immaculate Secondary School

Brody Varna Senior Cycle Award TY Winners 2022

Brody Varna Senior Cycle Award TY Winners 2022

Congratulations to Transition Year Students Ella Brody and Matthew Irwin who are this year’s recipients of the inaugural annual Brody Varna Senior Cycle Award for TY students 2022.

The Brody Varna Senior Cycle Award (BVSCA) was created in memory of Brody Varna Bartlett to help with the technological needs of students attending Mary Immaculate Secondary School, as they embark into their Senior Cycle at the school. The recipient(s) of this award met requirements that focus on Care, Compassion, and Academic Achievement over their tenure at Mary Immaculate. All students who were interested in the BVSCA completed an application that was reviewed by school administrators as well as Bartlett family, before the selection process was completed.

The gifts of technology to Mary Immaculate Secondary School students are from benefactors Jon and Julie Bartlett, who reside in Boston, Massachusetts. The Bartletts were married at Ballintubber Abbey in County Mayo, Ireland. While honeymooning in Ireland, they became fond of Doolin and Lisdoonvarna. In the following years unfortunately their son Brody Varna (short for Lisdoonvarna), was killed in a car accident and the family has chosen to memorialize Brody with this gift. The family is pleased to have found Mary Immaculate as the beneficiary school, and feel the school’s CEIST core values meet with the intentions of the Bartlett family gift.

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