The Pope John Paul II faith achievement award was awarded to five students from the New Ross area in Enniscorthy.
The award was created to commemorate the late Pope John Paul II who was so committed to young people and who had such belief and confidence in them.
For young people between the age of 16 and 18, it is non-competitive, inclusive, flexible and voluntary. Aaron Browne, Matthew McDonald, Andy Liu and John O'Neill from Good Counsel College and Alison Gibbons, a student of Ramsgrange Community School, received the award.
They were among around 50 students from across the county who were presented the award by Bishop Denis Brennan.
The award enables participants to take an active part in the life of their church - in the life of their community and society, while enabling young people become more aware of the teaching and role of the Catholic church in the world and to engage at a deep level with Christ.
Making young people visible in their church, community and society.
Awards are earned by taking part in parish and social activities - one hour per week over eight, 14 or 20 weeks. There are three awards: gold, silver and bronze. Those that have completed the gold award have a further option of completing the Papal Cross Award.