Tuesday 16 July 2019

Meánscoil Gharman acknowledges student excellence at annual awards

Brendan Keane

The students in Meánscoil Gharman held pride of place in the school last week as they attended their annual student awards ceremony.

A number of different awards categories were celebrated on the day reflecting the eclectic and all-encompassing aspect of life in the school.

The students were commended for their hard work and dedication throughout the year and the senior cycle students were wished the best of luck with their future studies and academic careers.

The overall list of awards, and winners, acknowledged on the night included: Creative Engagement - Transition Year students with teacher, Danielle Kearns and artist, Mairead Stafford; Duais Eileen Gray - Teighan Ní hEalaithe and artist Mairead Stafford; YSI Prize winners: Meánscoil Gharman won the title in their category 'Making our world a better place: Sexual Health' in the national finals of Young Social Innovators; BT Eolaí Óg Young Scientist: Con O'Meahair, Conn Caomhánach, Aoife Nic Ghiolla Bhríde, Adhamh Copeland, Aoibhe Ní Chonchubhair, Jake De Nógla, and Jennifer Nic Chraith; Best Irish essay in leaving certificate 2018: Ciara NÍ Bhroin; Atmaisféar na scoile (School Atmosphere Award): Ethan Ó Dorchaidhe; Pearsa Spóirt na Bliana (Sports Personality Award): Seán Cooper; Junior and Senior 'Duais Ceoil'/ Music Awards - Cameron Cloke and Jade Buttle; Duais Gaeilge (Irish Award): Chloe Ní Ruirc.

The school debating teams (foirne díospóireachta) were also acknowledged on the day as were the daltaí is acadúla (highest academic achievers) while the Irish committee (an coiste Gaeilge) was recognised for succeeding in earning the gaelbhratach for the fifth year-in-a-row.

Students were also rewarded for their outstanding efforts and academic improvement in their respective year groups (dul chun cinn agus an iarracht is fearr) while other award recipients included: Comhairle na nDaltaí - Jack Ó Cuirc, Ethan Ó Dorchaidhe, Stuart Rosaitéar, Sonia Milbourne and Carla Ní Chluanaigh; Duaiseanna éagsúla (other awards): Adam Casey, Dean Copeland, Aimee Rogan Ní Cheallaigh, and Kayleigh de Búrca.

Principal, Norah Harpur, complimented all of the students on their hard work throughout the year and the students were praised for doing themselves, their parents and their school proud.

Ciara NÍ Bhroin's irish essay was deemed to one of the four best essays in the country for the leaving certificate exams last year and that fact was recognised at the awards ceremony.

The students in the young scientists category were also acknowledged for the fact that of the seven groups from Wexford that competed in the BT Young Scientist competition four of them were from Meánscoil Gharman with Con O'Meahair and Conn Caomhánach finishing in second place in the biology category.

Enniscorthy Guardian