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The secondary school academic year is reaching a critical point as junior certificate and leaving certificate pupils prepare themselves for the challenges of exams.
Annual awards provide some welcome relief for hardworking students, as well as being a chance for family and friends to share in a pupil's success. Loreto Secondary School, Fermoy hosted their awards on Friday night last with past pupil, Maree Flynn-Wilkinson the guest speaker.
Maree spoke about the influence of teachers and friendships made during her time in Loreto. Following successful leaving certificate results she attended Thomond College in Limerick (physical education and mathematics) before enlisting in the Irish Defence Forces where she rose through the ranks to become a senior officer.
Maree encouraged pupils to embrace school and college life and to leave nothing to chance when it came to exams and interview preparation.
VOLUNTEERING IN SCHOOL LIFE
Loreto places considerable influence on volunteerism and several students were acknowledge for the time and effort they've put in to a range of social and sporting activities.
These include: Katie Mason, Shauna McGrath, Becky Collins, Hazel Burke, Aoife Gowen, Shannon Fitzgerald, Kelsey Hoare, Amy Barry, Vlerija Semcenko, Dorota Kata, Sarah Eason, Saoirse Lonergan, Aoife Courtney, Clodagh O'Donovan, Muireann Dunne, Megan Creed, Ruth Smith and Rebecca McCarthy.
Some of the school's highest achieving academic students were honoured. The full list included: Elaine Culloty, Sophie Caplice, Eibhlin Lonergan, Ciara O'Sullivan, Hannah Beresford, Fiona O'Flynn, Rioghnach Hyland, Marguerite Cotter, Laura Coughlan, Ciara Sexton, Triona Kenny, Aine O'Brien, Elaine Keane, Una O'Brien and Amy Walsh.
Recipients in the special awards category were: Fiona Leamy, Emma O'Leary, Laura O'Connor, Anita Cremin and Niamh Ryan.
COMMITMENT IN SCHOOL LIFE AWARDS
This important category recognised individuals who go the extra mile in pursuit of an objective.
Those selected were: Norah O'Sullivan, Fiona O'Flynn, Chloe Ahern, Jadwiga Przestrzelka, Rioghnach Hyland, Aine O'Brien, Elaine Culloty, Emma Walsh, Karen Sheehan, Cliodhna Condon, Leah Carolan, Jehane Bouanane, Una O'Brien, Elaine Keane, Laura O'Sullivan, Niamh Dolan, Orla O'Brien, Elaine Sheehan, Laura O'Connor, Clodagh O'Donovan, Frances Healy, Evie Kearney, Ellena O'Keeffe and Gormfhlaith Ni Shiochain-Ni Bheolain.
ENTERPRISE IN SCHOOL LIFE
Students showing an aptitude for business and commerce were also specially commended. Those who received awards were: Marian Walsh, Katie O'Neill, Karen Sheehan, Evie Kearney, Alanna Fraser, Megan Gibbons, Nicola Murphy, Fiona Aherne, Zoe Sohun, Hayley Quinn, Jessie Broderick, Meabh Mulcahy, Kate Mulcahy, Mary O'Donoghue and Laoise Ryan.
Given the extensive range of sports engaged in, this category was always going to encompass a wide section of the school population.
In total, 52 pupils received prizes: Laura Hayes, Michelle Kearney, Susan Glesson, Mairead Cronin, Saoirse Moore, Aoife Heffernan, Abbie Scannell, Holly McEvoy, Anna O'Sullivan, Selina Cotter, Katie Bartley, Sarah Murphy, Amy Walsh, Kate D'arcy, Sarah Murphy, Niamh Sexton, Deniela Kaiser, Siobhan O'Sullivan, Joanne O'Keeffe, Bronagh Bolger, Jade Cody, Ellen Vaughan, Caoimhe Moore, Niamh Ryan, Grace Kelly, Eabha McLaughlin, Grace Culloty, Cliona Cronin, Ellen Fitzgerald, Aoife Hurley, Aine Cotter, Eimear Cotter, Gill McGirr, Jenny Murphy, Erin O'Sullivan, Grainne Daly, Aoife Quinn, Aoife Coughlan, Mary Walsh, Kathryn Buckley, Laura Dennehy, Zoe Mangan, Leah Howard, Elaine Culloty, Sarah Noonan, Shauna Chan, Avril Heffernan, Lucy Collins, Teresa Murphy, Amy O'Donnell-Griffin, Ellen Brooks and Maeve Ahern.
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