MP praises high school student

Kirsten pictured presenting Cormac with his certificate. Also in the picture are Cormac's mum and dad.
Kirsten pictured presenting Cormac with his certificate. Also in the picture are Cormac's mum and dad.

Kirsten Oswald MP was making a special trip to Williamwood High School last week when she presented a certificate to Cormac O’Hara.

The S4 pupil received the Early Day Motion certificate after winning the prestigious Telegraph/Aldi School Champion Award.

Cormac (15) is autistic, has epilepsy and suffers from severe anxiety, which made the transition to high school two years ago very difficult. He overcame these barriers by focusing on athletics, becoming the Scottish under-17 champion for 1,500 metres in the Paralympic T2 category.

Kirsten commented: “It was a great pleasure to present Cormac with a certificate to acknowledge his achievements. He has overcome adversity to achieve very impressive results on the athletics track, and I am in awe of his focus and commitment to running at the Paralympics in Tokyo 2020.

“Meeting Cormac underlined further what an impressively determined and committed young man he is. He is an excellent ambassador for his school.”