BOHERBUE Comprehensive School honoured some of its brightest stars during the school's annual awards ceremony last week, when staff, parents, and students got together to celebrate both curricular and extra curricular prowess.
Academic excellence, sporting success, musical achievement and outstanding project and charity work were all recognised, as well as the many notable skills and achievements of the current transition year students.
Former pupil Dr Eoin Daly - the son of Tom and Ann Daly from Kanturk - was on hand to present the awards. Eoin, who's areas of expertise include Law, Religion and Secularism, Constitutional Law, French Civil Law, and Legal Theory, urged pupils who aim to pursue further study to "choose a field where you will be able to bring to bear your own particular aptitudes, but also never forget that at all levels, education is not just about the narrow purpose of training people for a career, but it is also about helping the person to make the most of their unique abilities both as an individual and as a member of the various communities to which they belong".
School Principal Mary O'Keeffe added; "While academic achievement and striving for Leaving Cert points is a very important function of our school, development of the whole person is equally important. So, tonight, we are here to acknowledge academic achievement, but also to honour the people who make this school a better place by their hard work, participation and commitment".
Best Leaving Certificate Award for 2012 went to Sharon O 'ullivan, while Louise Fitzgerald was honoured for Best Junior Cert. Mary Ann Stritch from Newmarket, received Student of the Year Award, and was presented with the Nellie O'Connor Memorial Cup for being an inspiration to others, friendly and dependable.
The Awards were sponsored by Dan and Geraldine Murphy Life & Pensions, Boherbue.