Prizes handed out to exceptional students at Loreto in Swords
It was time for prizes to be handed out to students of Loreto College Swords recently as they were rewarded for all kinds of impressive achievements.
At the ceremony, held recently, over 60 students were awarded for outstanding excellence in their exams last year.
The Leaving Certificate Class of 2018 were represented by the six of the 10 students who achieved over 520 points.
Some of these girls took time from their college courses to return for the awards ceremony.
They have begun studying courses such as Business, Teaching, Data Science, Multimedia and Engineering.
It was a special day for Aoife Whelan who received 10 A grades in the Junior Certificate.
The various school committees for 2018/2019 were appointed also. They all received their badges for the upcoming year.
Student committees for games/sports, arts/drama, morning prayer, coiste na gaeilge, justice, green team and many other committees were presented with their appointments.
School principal, Peter MacNamara thanked all staff for their tremendous work in the school and he congratulated everyone on a very successful year.
Mr MacNamara spoke to the students about Mary Ward's vision for Loreto Education and 'that women in time will come to do great things'. He expects many of the current students to become leaders in many walks of life and many are on this road already with their leadership roles within the school.
He told the students that they can be whatever they want to be, they can be top of their game in their chosen field, that they too can shatter glass ceilings and that they too can reap in the summer what they sowed in the spring.
These messages were taken from and supported a video entitled 'Phenomenal Woman'
Beo Pheil na mBan le Lidl. This video made for the All-Ireland Ladies football final is inspirational to young girls. Mr MacNamara finished by emphasising the importance of encouragement and positive support in school and at home in order for students to be the best that one can be.