School Awards night

The annual Student Awards Ceremony took place in Cashel Community School on Friday 22nd May.

The annual Student Awards Ceremony took place in Cashel Community School on Friday 22nd May.

This one of the highlights of the school calendar and is looked forward to by students, staff and parents/guardians alike. This year’s ceremony was the 18th such ceremony in the school’s history. Guest speaker for the evening was past pupil John O’Gorman who addressed those present. John obtained a MA in Library Management, having also studied history in UL. He now works in the Tipperary Libraries Local Studies and Archives in Thurles. John spoke of the many opportunites he recived in Cashel Community School and of some of his memories of school life. He paid particular tribute to Mr. Eddie Morrissey who is retiring and spoke on behalf of himself and the 21 years of students that have left Cashel Community School whose lives Eddie has influenced.

In total 133 awards were presented over eight different categories on the night- Class Awards, Full Attendance, Creative Writing, Cultural, Sport, Best Leaving and Junior Certificate results, Special Awards and the prestigious Student of the Year. In total 35 class awards were presented to students. 54 students managed to achieve full attendance in the 2014/15 school year, while 3 students achieved full attendance for their entire time in Cashel Community School- either 5 or 6 years. 7 students obtained Creative Writing Awards in the areas of poetry, short stories and essays. 12 awards were given out in the sporting areas including Camogie, Hurling, Ladies Gaelic Football, Basketball, Soccer and Rugby. 13 students excelled in the area of culture and were presented with awards for Art, Music, Choir, Technology and Craftsmanship and the Musical. Adam Gillessen was presented with the award for Best Leaving Certificate results 2014, having obtained more than 600 points in his Leaving Cert. Muireann O’Connor obtained the best Junior Certificate results with 10 A grades on a range of subjects.

Full coverage in this week’s Tipperary Star.