HAVING seen two years without a Graduation Mass and Awards ceremony, there was a wonderful atmosphere in a packed Wexford CBS gym last week as the school community gathered to celebrate the class of 2022.
School Chaplain Fr James Cullen celebrated Mass and praised the class of ‘22 for their resilience in enduring the pandemic and reaching this point. He also wished the boys all the very best for the future, as did MC for the night, Deputy Principal John Hegarty.
With a smile, Mr Hegarty congratulated the students on their narrow and controversial win in the annual teachers v students soccer match the previous afternoon, before turning serious once more to say that the class of ‘22 had really left their mark on Wexford CBS.
Principal Michael McMahon welcomed the parents to the event and also took a moment to thank the staff for their hard work with the boys over what had been a challenging few years. He wished them all the very best for the future as they take their next steps in life.
The evening also saw a large number of awards handed out for academic and sporting excellence and there was great excitement as the winners were revealed.
The Edmund Rice Award for the student who best embodies the school ethos and culture went to Cillian Fahy, while the Kathleen Fahy Award for community involvement and charity work went to Quinton Kelly.
The winners of the subject awards were: Irish – Darragh Sinnott; English - Darragh Sinnott; Maths - Adam Ffrench; German - Adam Ffrench; Physical Education - Calum Corcoran; Music - Kyle Clancy; Art - Charles Shaw; Design & Communication Graphics - Conor Wall; Construction Studies - Quinton Kelly; German - Adam Ffrench; French - Ronan Brennan; Geography - Conor Wall; History - Darragh Sinnott; Applied Maths - Adam Ffrench; Physics - Shane Sweetman; Chemistry -Adam Ffrench; Biology - William Lin; Business Studies - Conor Brady; LCVP - Quinton Kelly; Accountancy - Ronan Brennan; Classics - Darragh Sinnott.
The Performance Arts Award award went to Kyle Clancy, while the Sports Awards were as follows: Senior Hurler of the Year - Darragh Carley; Senior Handball - Mark Doyle; Senior Football - Eoin Doyle; Senior Rugby - Aidan Kelly; Senior Soccer - Aaron Roche.
Kathleen Fahy award Nominees: Darragh Carley, Dean Cashe, Calum Corcoran, Jack Corcoran, Cillian Doyle, Jack Foley, John Hore, Finn Jager, Quinton Kelly.
Edmund Rice Award Nominees: Conor Brady, Ronan Brennan, Evan Buggy, Darragh Carley, Sean Carty, Kyle Clancy, Calum Corcoran, Jack Corcoran, Conor Dobbs, Cillian Doyle, Eoin Doyle, Mark Doyle, Darragh Fenlon, Adam Ffrench, Jack Foley, Eoin Hartigan, Finn Jager, Quinton Kelly, Kent Lam, William Lin, Ryan Malone, Josh McGuire Moore, Peter Mina, Pablo San Martinez, Darragh Sinnott, Shane Sweetman, Conor Wall.