Wednesday 19 June 2019

CBS students acknowledged for excellence at awards night

‘Student of the Year’ Luke Harrington receiving his award from Enda Cahill (guest
speaker) and John Ryan (principal)
‘Student of the Year’ Luke Harrington receiving his award from Enda Cahill (guest speaker) and John Ryan (principal)

Brendan Keane

The students in St Mary's CBS secondary school in Enniscorthy have been honoured for their academic and sporting excellence at this year's annual awards ceremony.

Principal, John Ryan, welcomed everyone to the event which took place in the Riverside Park Hotel.

Always one of the most eagerly anticipated events on the school's annual social calendar it provides an opportunity to honour success in all its forms.

'We are here to pay tribute to our students who, through hard work, commitment and tenacity have achieved great academic results in the past year,' said Mr Ryan.

He also said he took pleasure in introducing special guest speaker, and past-student, Enda Cahill, who gave insightful and experienced-based words of advice to those in attendance.

The diversity of life in the CBS was highlighted on the night with students being recognised for their hard work inside and outside of the classroom.

Awards were presented for academic success, sporting prowess, special interest and hobbies and also for good role models.

Among the most anticipated awards on the night were Student of the Year - which went to Luke Harrington - and the Edmund Rice Award - which was presented to Dominik Morycki.

The Sportstar of the year award went to Eanna Doyle .

All three of those awards were voted on by the teachers in the school.

The Gaisce President's Awards winners were Evan Murphy and Jack Doran.

This year also saw a special feature as Act of Kindness awards were presented to two students, Raymond Keogh (Second Year) and Jordan Feeley (Sixth Year), who, of their own accord, displayed willingness to help others while expecting nothing in return.

In his final address to the attendees Mr Ryan praised all of the students for their commitment to the school and their studies and pursuits throughout the year.

He also thanked the staff for their hard work supporting the students and for creating 'a wonderful environment where teaching and learning thrives'.

Enniscorthy Guardian