Tuesday 29 July 2014

Charlotte's deeds rewarded at Pres

Published 05/06/2013|05:36

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Charlotte Greaney who received the Nano Nagle Student of the Year at the Listowel Presentation Secondary school Awards. Photo: John Stack

ONE Presentation student was celebrated by all her peers as the embodiment of the motto of the order's founder: 'not words, but deeds'.

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ONE Presentation student was celebrated by all her peers as the embodiment of the motto of the order's founder: 'not words, but deeds'.

It was for her deeds on behalf of her fellow students at the secondary school that Charlotte Greaney was made recipient of the Nano Nagle Student of the Year Award.

For Charlotte put her own interests aside at a number of points during the year to help friends get through various challenges. It was the main award of another fantastic night at the Presentation celebrating a year of amazing achievements.

Care for the environment, sporting success, academic prowess, music accomplishment and so much more were recognised in a dizzying display of the school's talent base.

"It was a fantastic ceremony celebrating both academic and personal achievement among our students," English teacher Breda Carmody said. "One of the best things about the awards, we find, is that the students really engage with the whole thing and they can see that their achievements do not go unnoticed during the year. In that sense they are very encouraging," Breda explained.

It was a very special night for 17-year-old Charlotte Greaney, honoured with the Nano Nagle Award.

"Charlotte is a dote in short. She is utterly dedicated to her fellow students and the award was based on a number of extremely generous acts she performed for other students during the year. Charlotte really embodies the motto of the Nagle family 'not words, but deeds' and everyone was delighted for her," Breda said.

Charlotte said that she understood the award was for the help she gave her friends in school. "My Principal Sr Nuala said I helped friends through various challenges and that I put them before me. I suppose I just love to help people!"

So much else was recognised on the night; not least the environmental efforts of third-years Alison Taren and Laura Keane who did so much to promote best practice in terms of caring for Mother Nature at the school.

Congratulations to all the talented young women of the Presentation Convent.

Bishop Bill Murphy meanwhile was present in the school on Friday to hand out 'Ceist' awards recognising the spiritual work of students in another wonderful event for the Pres.


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