The annual student Awards ceremony was held on last Friday night. Guest of honour this year was Dr. Stewart Hickey, a native of `Ashvale`, Hore Abbey, Cashel. Stewart sat the Leaving Certificate at CCS in 2001 and went on to study electronic engineering at U.L. Throughout his years at university he distinguished himself in his chosen field of study and was ultimately conferred with a doctorate (PhD.). More recently he added an MBA to his list of academic achievements.
Student of the Year
Highlight of the night was the naming of the student of the year 2013. This year’s winner is Kevin O’Donnell. A Sixth Year student, Kevin is son of Seán and Mary O’Donnell, Knockevan, Clerihan. Throughout his six years at the Community School, Kevin has entered wholeheartedly into the ethos of the school, giving of his very best in classwork while engaging with great spirit and leadership in the school’s extracurricular and voluntary programmes. Congratulations!
Colin Ryan and Daniel Hayes (handball world titles); Áine Bourke (exceptional commitment to Maths); Colin Dikkenberg (exceptional generosity and commitment to Pieta House walk/run); P.J. Hannigan (exceptional dedication and determination); Anthony Lobow (exceptional dedication to the LINKS programme); Andrew Grossen (spirited engagement with school life).
Creative Writing Awards
Senior: Andrew Grossen (essay); Teresa Curtin (short story); Cliona Mahon (poetry).
Junior: Mitchell Marnane (essay); Kevin Tobin (short story); Danielle Gayson (poetry).
First Year: Rebecca Delahunty (essay); Jamie Wade (short story); Rachel O’Carroll (poetry).
Basketball (junior): Aideen Bergin; Gaelic football : Kevin O’Donnell (senior), Nathan Ryan (junior); hurling: Josh Keane (senior), Ger Browne (junior); camogie: Amy Crosse (senior), Orla Gahan (junior); soccer: Niall Anglim (senior), Alan O’Donnell (junior); rugby: Ben Blackford (junior).
Art : Fintan O’Dwyer (senior), Hannah Croke (junior); Music: Sinéad Fitzgerald (senior), Bethany Entwhistle & Eoin Hand (junior); Choir: Kate Fanning & Shane Murphy (senior), Orla Purcell & Maeve Yee (junior); School Musical: Sinéad Magner & Jerry O’Rourke.
Full Attendance 2007 – 2013 : Thomas Hayes. A major achievement!
Best Results 2012
Best Leaving Certificate : Lainey Cully and Paddy Morrissey; Best Leaving Cert Applied :
Ian Lonergan; Best Junior Cert : Maia Purdue.