Enniscorthy student Joanne Crean returned to her former school last week to accept an award for her outstanding performance in State exams. The daughter of Eddie and Geraldine Crean from Clonhaston, she has now embarked on the pharmacy course at Trinity College in Dublin.
However, she was back at the F.C.J. in Bunclody on Friday to receive a round of applause for having the best results of all her class in the Leaving Certificate of 2004 at the school. The presentation was made following the start of year Mass at the Church of the Most Holy Trinity.
Among the other awards distributed were prizes for the four girls who had the best marks in the Junior Certificate, announced recently. The quartet were Lisa Kavanagh, Maura Kavanagh, Breda Kinsella and Claire Moulds. The academic roll of honour for 2003/2004 included
First year - Clodagh Kearney, Ballinastraw, Bunclody; Ellie Kavanagh, Deerpark, Shillelagh; Yvonne O'Connor, Iveagh House, Clohamon; Irene O'Brien, Aclare, Myshall; Juliann Kelly, Kilcarry, Clonegal;
Second year - Aoife Malone, Ballinakill, Clologue; Paula-Jane Murphy, The Residence, Clologue; Michael Cowman, Knockanure, Bunclody; Meabh Gallagher, Lugduff, Tinahely; Shauna Jordan, Coolycarney, Ballindaggin;
Fifth year - John Hayden, Monasootha, Camolin; Clodagh Jordan, Coolycarney, Ballindaggin; Barry Leacy, Coolnahorna, Enniscorthy; Eoin Byrne, Barragh, Kildavin;
Best in Junior Cert - Lisa Kavanagh, Bolinrush, Bunclody; Maura Kavanagh, Sherwood, Kilbride, Co. Carlow; Breda Kinsella, Moneygrath, Kildavin; Claire Moulds, Marella, Ferns;
Other Junior Cert awards - Clare Breen, Ballypreacus, Bunclody; Claire Breen, Askinvillar, Kiltealy; Patricia Brooks, Wheelagower; Claire Cosgrave, Orchard, Clonegal; Anne Marie Doyle, Yew Tree House, Shillelagh; Therese Kennedy, Ballylough, Ferns; Sin?ad O'Connor, Ballycrystal, Bunclody; Margaret Tomkins, Askamore, Gorey; Nicola Tomkins, Askamore; Sarah Travers, Knocknalour, Bunclody; Emma Whelan, Johnstown, Clonegal;
Best in Leaving Cert - Joanne Crean, Clonhaston, Enniscorthy;
Silver awards - Maurice Hanrahan, Mohurry, Kiltealy; Ann Lawlor, Ballintrea house, Rathnure; Philip Power, Clonard Little, Wexford; Elizabeth Ormond, Farmleigh Upper, Marshalstown; William Nolan, Sean Browne Court, Enniscorthy; Tara Smith, The Orchard, Enniscorthy; Siobhan Kehoe, Aughfad House, Taghmon; P.J. Whelan, Ballymurn Lower; Carmel Dobbs, Cluain Dara, Enniscorthy; Ann Furlong, Milltown, Ferns; Darren O'Connor, Fairfield, Enniscorthy;
Gold awards - Betty Rafter, Larch Grove, Shroughmore; Anne Whelan, Ballyorley, Boolavogue; John O'Leary, Rossard, Bunclody; Joe Doyle, Coolteigue, Bree;
Student council and senior prefects 2004/2005 - Edel Byrne, Ballinastraw, Bunclody; Eoin Byrne, Barragh, Kildavin; Alan Kelly, Ryland Road, Bunclody; Shane Kelly, Kiltealy, Enniscorthy; Amy Nolan, Ballypreacus, Bunclody; Paul Nolan, Springmount, Rathnure; Bryan O'Hara, Ballinapark, Bunclody; Amy Roberts, Myshall, Co. Carlow; Louise Sweeney, Ballingate Lower, Carnew; Elaine Whelan, St. Senan's Road, Enniscorthy.