Vivien picks up top prize for artwork
A delighted Vivien Ryan from Gorey Community School scooped first prize at this year's Talbot Hotel Artist of the Year Competition.
The talented student came first in the Leaving Certificate category, followed by runner up, Janné Strydom, from the same school.
Winner in the Primary School (Category 1) section was Ellen Healy from Scoil Mhuire Coolcotts, while Luke Kelly from Scoil Naomh Áine was delighted to be announced as the runner up. Sienna Moran from Rathangan NS came first in the Primary School (Category 2) section, which saw Natasha Kelly from Scoil Naomh Áine come in as runner up. In the Junior Certificate Category, Olivia Furlong from Ramsgrange was in the top spot, while Ceira Sharpe from Enniscorthy Vocational College followed close behind.
A special reception for all 32 finalists was held on Sunday at the Talbot Hotel where General Manager Dick Walsh presented the talented students with their prizes. All winners and runners up received an engraved trophy along with a Simone Walsh Print.
The students battled it out against hundreds of other entrants from schools across the country in an effort to get their creations noticed. Finalists were chosen across four categories in ages ranging from 5-18 years to have their artwork on display in the Talbot Hotel for the duration of the Opera Festival. All of the artwork received fantastic praise from international guests.
List of Finalists:
Primary School (Category 1)
Mia Rose Roche, Scoil Mhuire Coolcotts
Ellen Healy, Scoil Mhuire Coolcotts
Katie Murphy, Tombrack National School
Cora Murphy, Scoil Mhuire Coolcotts
Zach Currid, Scoil Mhuire Coolcotts
Luke Kelly, Scoil Naomh Aine
Primary School (Category 2)
Caoimhe Tobin, Tombrack NS
Ella Carley, Glynn National School
Chafia Flynn, Our Lady of Lourdes
Amy Cashe, Tombrack National School
Dylan Roche, Tombrack National School
Dawid Kimeik, Our Lady of Lourdes NS
Sienna Moran, Rathangan NS
Natasha Kelly, Scoil Naomh Aine
Kacper Wozniak, Our Lady of Lourdes NS
Ceira Sharpe, Enniscorthy Vocational College
Olivia Furlong, Ramsgrange Community School
Natalia Nowak, Creagh College Gorey
Autesa Balkute, Enniscorthy Vocational College
Alison Gibbons, Ramsgrange Community School
Kelly Walshe, Enniscorthy Vocational College
Gintare Povilaityte, Enniscorthy Vocational College
Sarah Moran, Loreto Secondary School
Vivien Ryan, Gorey Community School
Janné Strydom, Gorey Community School
Sarah Costello, Gorey Community School
Sophie O'Callaghan, Gorey Community School
Catherine McDonald, Gorey Community School
Charis Kenna, Gorey Community School
Aoibhinn Kinsella, Gorey Community School
Laura Furlong, Our Lady of Lourdes Secondary School