A young medical student from Carrickfergus has been presented with a prestigious award.
Chaoyang Wang, a former pupil of Methodist College Belfast and now studying at the University of Edinburgh, received the Dr W M Loughridge Memorial Trust bursary.
The bursary and shield were presented by the late Dr Loughridge’s son Dale at a ceremony hosted by the Mayor, Alderman Billy Ashe, in the Town Hall on Friday.
Dr Loughridge practised in Carrick for 37 years and not only served his patients with dedication and great skill but also made an outstanding contribution to the community through his varied interests.
The bursary is awarded to the pupil going on to study medicine who gains highest marks at A-Level and lives in the borough.
Victor Hart, secretary of the trustees, said: “Today studying at university is expensive and it is great to be able to help and encourage students in a tangible way.”