Killyleagh and Down High School win the double

Killyleagh and Down High School win the double The Rotary Club of Comber runs several annual events aimed at improving the skills of young people.

Young Chef

This year’s winner of the club’s Young Chef competition was Adam Morrison (14) who just pipped Rachel Marks (also 14). Both are students at Down High School and live in Killyleagh. Adam’s menu included a starter of pea and asparagus soup with parmesan shavings, followed by fennel and herb crusted salmon with a garlic potato stack served with lemon and horseradish crème fraîche. Runner-up Rachel produced the dish of the day with her raspberry and apple crumble served with fresh custard. Judge Danny Miller, chef/director for Balloo Inns, commented: “I never cease to be impressed how inventive young aspiring chefs can be. Adam and Rachel were exceptional.” Pic attached: L-R Adam, Danny, Rachel with teacher Sharon McKee.

Youth Leadership

Every year, Rotary in Ireland runs a competition to find the young leaders of tomorrow. Schools put forward their best students, each of whom is interviewed for 15 minutes by a panel of Rotarians. Comber’s winner this year is Down High School’s Ross Connolly from Killyleagh with his wide knowledge of Rotary’s activities, his work experience and debating skills. Ross will soon compete in the area final against other local finalists for the prize of a visit to the European Parliament in Strasbourg alongside 23 others from all over Ireland. Previous winners whose first interview was with Comber Rotary include David Small, also from Down High, who described his time in Strasbourg this summer as “unforgettable, the trip of a lifetime”. Pic attached of Ross Connolly If you would like to enter Comber Rotary’s upcoming competitions, Young Musician of the Year, Young Writer and Young Photographer, look at our website (for YM) or for the others.

Story by: DA

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