Clodagh is top of the class

Nano Nagle Student of the Year recipient Clodagh Kissane. Photo: John Stack.
Nano Nagle Student of the Year recipient Clodagh Kissane. Photo: John Stack.

LEAVING Cert student Clodagh Kissane received the Nano Nagle Student of the Year Award at Listowel Presentation Secondary Convent on Friday in what was a fantastic surprise for the wonderful young woman who is cherished by all her friends and teachers.

Clodagh's accolade was one of many handed out on the evening as the Convent recognised numerous extraordinary students for their achievements.

Clodagh was the woman of the hour in recognition of what Acting Principal Margaret Walsh described as her great personality. "Clodagh is a wonderful student who really embodies the ethos of the Presentation Order founder Nano Nagle in the caring, friendly and compassionate way in which she engages with everyone. We were delighted to honour Clodagh as student of the year."

Claudine Clement was meanwhile honoured as the Leaving Cert Vocational Programme (LCVP) student of the year, with Orlaith O'Connor awarded the Leaving Cert Applied (LCA) student of the year accolade - each for their work as part of their respective Leaving Cert programmes.

Fifth-year student Bridget Sheehan received a special gift for achieving the best Junior Cert result in the school last year; with Laura Stack receiving the special award for achieving the highest Leaving Cert results.

International soccer ace Savannah McCarthy - who is currently captaining the Republic of Ireland's Under-19 Female Squad and also playing with the senior panel - received the Sports Student of the Year award.

It comes at a difficult time for the young Listowel woman, however. Doctors are still monitoring her father Stephen's condition following a fall at the family home over a week ago; as Savannah's friends in Listowel Presentation continue to pray for her dad.

Her fellow international soccer star and Listowel native Leah Henry was also rewarded at the event for her fantastic achievements with the Republic of Ireland's under-16s side.


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