Rewarding night for KCFE's finest as they finish up year in style

Troy Baitson with his family Paupile and David after he was presented with the KCFE Volunteer of the Year Award at the KCFE Award Ceremony on Wednesday evening
Troy Baitson with his family Paupile and David after he was presented with the KCFE Volunteer of the Year Award at the KCFE Award Ceremony on Wednesday evening

Fergus Dennehy

Students from one of the premier educational institutes in Kerry were honoured last Wednesday evening at a lavish award ceremony on their Clash Campus in Tralee.

In what has been a fantastic year for the college, what with the opening of their brand new Denny St Campus, last week’s ceremony was all about giving a moment in the spotlight to those students who had excelled in their chosen area.

Awards on the night were broken into two categories: the Achievement Awards and the Academic Awards; all of the awards given out on the night were sponsored by local businesses.

Over 50 different awards were given out on the night, including 16 of the Achievement Awards.

The Community Spirit award, which was awarded the entire Early Childcare Level 5 Class Group; Rose O’Dowd was named as the Mature Student of the Year while Helena O’Sullivan was the winner of the Inspiring Student Award.

Elias Kuma was named as the ‘Rising Star of the Year’, Ciara Murphy was picked as the ‘Female Sports Star of the Year’ and Jordan Lee was named as the ‘Male Sports Star of the Year’.

Sen Murray was named as the Creative Student of the Year, Roland Sauter was picked as the ‘Enterprising Student of the Year’ and Dylan Broderick was named as ‘Volunteer of the Year’.

Troy Baitson was also named as ‘Volunteer of the Year’ along with Michael McNabb while Idah Matigumu was given the ‘International Student of the Year’ award.

Clodagh Quirke was given the ‘Student Council Member of the Year’, Arno Coetzer was given the ‘Student Resilience Award’ and Kasey O’Connor was picked as the winner of the ‘Student Ambassador’ award.

Finally, Awa Thioune was given the ‘Outstanding Achievement Award’.

Kerryman

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