Sixth years and TYs celebrate another year of achievements
Sixth Year students at the CBS Secondary School took time out from studying for their upcoming Leaving Certificate exams to celebrate their achievements over the past year.
The group gathered at the school hall on Thursday night for the annual awards ceremony that honoured students for their success in various subjects and sports.
This year, there were two winners of the Edmund Rice Award: Martin Kehoe and Ben Butler.
Students and teachers spoke on the night about their experiences over the course of the year and the students were wished the best of luck in their upcoming exams and for the future.
The sixth years were not the only student group that had cause to celebrate. The following week, Transition Year students in the school had their day in the sun when awards were presented for various achievements.
Parents, students and teachers gathered at the school sports hall where they were greeted by the evening's MCs Elliot Byrne, Adam Moriarty, Darragh Byrne and Paul Freeman.
Principal Michael McMahon spoke of the widely acknowledged benefits of the extra year in school, and the range of opportunities and experiences that can be so helpful to students in their future careers. The students themselves gave detailed accounts of their trips to China, New York, Rome and Germany, as well as some of the activities and subjects which they undertook from astronomy to cookery, GoQuest to Cycle Against Suicide.
Certificates were presented for a number of achievements while a number of students were nominated for the Spirit of Transition Year Award, which was won by Wen Geng Lin.
Sixth Year recipients
Subject awards: LCVP - Diarmuid McDonald. Irish - Martin Kehoe. French - Angelo Miculescu. Business Studies - Cathal Kirwan. Construction Studies - Christopher O'Dowd. Geography - Ben Butler. History - David Corish. Maths - Cormac Monaghan. English - Adam Flaherty. Biology - Luke Flanagan. Chemistry - Shaun Hartigan. German - Luke O'Neill. Music - Sacha Santschi Cooney.
Sport awards: Gaelic Football - Adam Dempsey, Shane Hall. Basketball - Angelo Miculescu. Soccer - Shane Hall. Hurling - Adam Howlin. Track Athletics - David McDonald. Water Polo - Angelo Miculescu.
Edmund Rice Award nominees: Philip Cullen, Ryan McLaughlin, Jason Moore, Angelo Miculescu, Adam Dempsey, Chris O'Dowd, Shane Hall, Sam O'Neill, Luke O'Neill and David McDonald, Diarmuid McDonald, Matthew Currid, Martin Kehoe, Ben Butler, David Corish, Cormac Monaghan and Sacha Santschi Cooney.
Edmund Rice winners: Martin Kehoe and Ben Butler.
Transition Year recipients
Spirit of Transition Year Nominees: Joe Barrett, Conor Brennan, Fiachra Brodie Hayes, Jack Cunningham, Jack Freeman, Adam Kehoe, Riley Kohl, David McDonald, Glen Murphy-Butler, Thomas O'Keeffe, Shane O'Leary, Cormac Sinnott, Luke Spellacy, Ian Sweetman.
Spirit of Transition Year Award: Wen Geng Lin.
Other Awards: Under-17 Soccer Player - Reece Murphy; Junior Hurler of the Year - Richie Lawlor; Senior Rugby Player - Shane McGuinness; Golden Boot - Ciarán Carthy; TY Entrepreneur of the Year - Luke Spellacy; Senior Debater of the Year - Manus Harte.