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Wednesday 21 November 2018

Memories of Paralympic champion

Bush Post-Primary School awards

Ciara Donnelly receives the Corn Uí Duinnín Gaeltacht Student Award from Katie Rafferty at the Bush Post Primary Annual School Awards for 2018
Ciara Donnelly receives the Corn Uí Duinnín Gaeltacht Student Award from Katie Rafferty at the Bush Post Primary Annual School Awards for 2018
Teacher Paul Malone with TY Students who received the Gaisce award at the Bush Post Primary Annual School Awards for 2018

Bush Post Primary School recently held its annual Student Award Ceremony. The school community gathered together to recognise and honour special achievements both academic and altruistic and graduating students from 2018 travelled home from colleges throughout the country to collect their awards.

The guest speaker was Eve McCrystal, double Paralympic Irish Tandem medallist who captivated the audience with her school memories and honest advice about wellbeing and the importance of looking out and looking after everyone within the school community. 'Not every day will be a great day' she said but it is important that students notice the quiet student among them and to take the time to talk and check in with them to ensure that they are okay and know they have someone to talk to. She outlined the sacrifices she has made to date to achieve her goals but also emphasised the capacity and value that every student has within them to be the best they can be.

Representatives and sponsors from local businesses attended including, Bellurgan Precision, Oxy Arc, Sheelan Kitchens, Rumbles Restaurants, CTI Design and Communication, Four Seasons Carlingford, Mr Tommy Healy, LAN Consultants, Mr Michael Matthews, Anchor Tours & Mrs Eileen O'Connell.

Mr Kevin Joyce Principal and Deputy Principal Sinead McDonnell complimented the worthy winners on their effort and commitment in winning these highly coveted awards. The school choir under the direction of Ms Kim Lynch and Ms Ann Marie Fox provided the wonderful entertainment throughout the event.

Other special awards winners included Meg Woods winner of the Sciences Award, Aimee Fearon winner of the Humanities Award, Holly Davidson who was presented with the Mary Burke Style Award, Ava O'Shaughnessy who won the Tommy Healy best student of English and also the Four Seasons Business Award, Kara O'Connor winner of the Vincent Kiernan Memorial Cup, Megan Roddy winner of the Music Award, Doire Mullen winner of the O'Connell Award for Art, Lauren Boyle winner of the Anchor Tours award for Physical Education, Padraig Duffy winner of the Bellurgan Precision Engineering Award and also the CTI Design Award, Brendán O'Hagan winner of the Oxy Arc Construction Award and the Michael Matthews GAA player of the year was awarded to James McDonnell.

The TY student of the year was Emily Ward and winner of the LCA student of the year was Lee Loughran. The Junior Basketball team won the Colin Murphy Team of the Year Award and the Principal's Award and overall student of the year was awarded to Meg Woods.

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