The achievements of students of Scoil Mhuire Mercy Secondary School Kanturk were recognised at the 2015 Awards Ceremony on Friday October 23rd.
Deputy Principal Denis Keating acted as MC as the afternoon’s proceedings began with a song by Green Day performed by the school choir under the direction of music teacher Mary Farrell.
The special guest for the occasion was Dr. Marie Griffin CEO of CEIST.
Addressing the award recipients, the student body, school staff and guests, Dr. Griffin said it was both an honour and a pleasure to be invited to speak at and present the Scoil Mhuire awards. Before presenting the awards Dr. Griffin congratulated the award winners, parents and staff on their wonderful talents and achievements.
The introductions and citations were read by Ms Caitriona McNamara and Mr. Rickie O’Keeffe and following these presentations School Principal Ms Miriam Downey addressed those present. She congratulated all the winners who have contributed in some remarkable way in their chosen award category. She said ‘This is our way of publicly acknowledging this contribution, of saying that while we are proud of all of our students, you earn a particular accolade. Success does not come easily, but demonstrates what can be achieved by effort, determination and self-belief’. Ms Downey thanked all the musicians, singers and performers under the guidance of Mrs. Farrell for the afternoon’s entertainment, special guest Dr. Marie Griffin, MC Mr. Keating and Mr. O’Keeffe and Ms McNamara for reading the citations.
The afternoon’s proceedings ended with a performance of ‘Tell me it’s not true’ from the musical Blood Brothers sung by the school choir.
The full list of award winners is as follows:
Senior Girls’ Sports Award
Junior Boys’ Sports Award
Junior Girls’ Sports Award
Eoin Guiney – 1st Year
Neil O’Connor – 2nd Year,
Sarah Healy – 3rd Year,
Rebecca Eustace – Transition Year
Jessica Kelly – 5th Year
Exemplary Attitude Award
Music Award went
Aisling O’Riordan – Technology
Sinead Mullane – Home Economics
Aisling Guiney – Home Economics
Honor O’Flynn – Home Economics
Conor Glavin – English
Siobhan Gillies Geography and Art
Sara Cantillon – Construction Studies
Sinead Mullane – LCVP
achieved in excess of 500 points
Kieran Sexton- Bowling
Marcella O’Connor- Tetrathlon
Hollie O’Sullivan –Taekwondo
Clare Lynn and Ellie Glavin – Wakeboarding
Shauna O’Connor – Kanturk Arts Festival winner
Muireann Vaughan – TG4 Junior Eurovision Finalist
Tomas O’Neill – Hammer at Inter-schools competition
Sophie O’Callaghan, Eimear Boyce,
Tadhg Jones, Rachel O’Riordan, Sandra O’Sullivan, Victoria O’Sullivan, Kane Collins, Rachel O’Sullivan and Stephanie O’Connor
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