The Patrician Presentation Secondary School Annual Awards Day and opening Mass of the school year took place in the school on Friday, October 12, and was attended by members of the Board of Management, members of the Parentsâ€™ Association and parents of award-winning students.
The schoolâ€™s mission is to encourage each pupil to achieve their potential in a caring and Christian community and the Awardsâ€™ Day reflects this mission. Congratulations to all award winners and their families. The guest speaker on the day was past-pupil, Mr Conor Kane who is a well-known freelance journalist in the South-East.
The presentation of awards followed:
The â€˜Student of the Yearâ€™ awards were presented by Conor Kane to: Sadhbh Horan (2nd Year), Orla Walsh (3rd Year), Brian Healy (6th Year). Rachel Prout was presented with the â€˜Best Leaving Certificateâ€™ award for 2012.
School principal, Mr Ernan Britton presented the â€˜Padraig Pearse Awardâ€™ for best Junior Cert result in Irish, History and English, to Kate Quigley, and the â€˜Paddy Broderick Awardâ€™ for Junior Cert results in Geography to Kate Oâ€™Donnell.
Retired vice-principal, Mrs Marian Gilpin, was in attendance to present the annual L.A.M. (Literary Arts and Music) award to the School Choir. The award was accepted on behalf of the choir by Katie Whyte and Tara Horan
English teacher, Ms Majella Whelan, presented the Fethard â€˜Quill Awardsâ€™ to Timmy Hurley (Junior) and Tara Horan (Senior).
Sports awards, sponsored by Bank of Ireland, were presented by Mr Justin McGree to both Kate Davey and Thomas Channon.
Ms Marie Maher presented Student Council Certificates to: Dominik Adamczak, Dylan Maher, John Paul Fitzgerald, Rachael Oâ€™Meara, Corey Carroll, Annie Prout, Eoghan Hurley, Kate Quigley, Molly Oâ€™Dwyer and Michelle Carroll.
Mentors Certificates and Trophies were presented by Conor Kane to: Molly Oâ€™Dwyer, Danielle Sheehan, Tara Horan, Michelle Walsh and Lucinda Carroll.
Attendance and Punctuality Award winners for the previous school year were called by Mr Britton and presented by Conor Kane: Kate Davey for 1st Year 2011, Katie Whyte 2nd Year 2011, Cormac Horan 3rd Year 2011, James Maher and Michelle Walsh joint winners for 4th Year 2011, and Cathal Hurley 5th Year 2011.
Special Achievement Awards, sponsored by AIB, were presented by Ms Pat Looby and Mr John Cummins to Kate Oâ€™Donnell and Rachel Oâ€™Meara for Art, and to Cormac Horan for Woodwork.
Mr Britton then made a presentation of a framed Millennium Sunrise print to guest speaker and past-pupil, Conor Kane, before thanking pupils, parents and guests and concluding the award ceremony for 2012.