The Annual Awards ceremony in Enniscorthy Vocational College took place last week, at which students received recognition for their academic excellence and endeavours in other areas throughout the year.
The awards aimed to acknowledge the wonderful efforts of both students and staff and to highlight the learning and personal development that is occurring in the classroom, in conjunction with extracurricular activities.
Principal Dr. Iain Wickham congratulated all award recipients for their application and dedication over the past year. He thanked parents/guardians, the local community, staff, students and the Board of Management for their continued support in assisting with the smooth running of the school. The efforts of Mr. Conor Dempsey, Mr. Liam Sharkey and Miss Mary Foley were praised for the organisation and management of the event. Guest speaker, Mr. Willie Cleary, Hurling Development Administrator with County Wexford GAA, spoke of the importance of sport in life for personal well-being and individuals making the right choices in life and learning from their mistakes. He also stated that to achieve at a high level in any aspect of life, serious commitment and sacrifice is required.
The ceremony concluded with the Principal awarding the student of the year to Daniel Leech. During his time in Enniscorthy Vocational College Daniel had displayed the qualities and attributes that the school highly values. He was courteous, hardworking, eager to learn, a pleasure to teach and highly respected by all in the school community.
The following is a list of all the recipients of awards at the ceremony.
Excellence in Class Awards: First Year: Julia Stefanska (1Rowan), Abdulhamid Ramadan (1Yew), Harry Redmond (1 Birch), Daniel Doyle (1 Ash).
Second Year: Michaela Flynn (2 Alder), Deann Skerritt (2 Hazel), Shauna Doyle (2 Holly), Rachel Murphy-Buckley (2 Oak), Princess Nkabinde (2 Pine).
Third Year: Ryan O’Neill (3 Alder), Elliott Killeen (3 Ash), Patrick Byrne (3 Birch), Rhian Fitzgerald (3 Oak), Lorraine Vardy (3 Yew).
Fifth Year: Tony Liu Jinhui (5A), Jordon Dobbs (5B), Saoirse Crofts (5C)
Sixth Year: Krzystof Zielinski (6A), Jack Finucane (6B), Jason Murphy (6C), Natalie Sherlock (6D).
Leaving Certificate Applied: Most Improved 5LCA student: Chantal Casey, Best Overall 5LCA student: Tommie Dempsey. Most Improved 6LCA student: Edward Murphy Earle, Best Overall 6LCA student: Chloe Kirwan.
Avid Reader Award: Kian O’Leary (1 Ash), Casey Duggan (1 Yew).
Creative Writing Award: Lily Byrne (2 Holly).
JCSP Awards: Student of the Year Rhian Fitzgerald, Most Improved student Damian Walsh.
Academic Endeavour Award: Rebecca Earl Holwill (5B).
Wexford Garda Youth Award Nominees: Chloe Giltrap Denton, Daniel Leech, Hannah Thorpe and Nathan Goodall.
Soccer Awards: Gustava Krumins (First Year Soccer Award), Jack Kearney (U 15 Soccer), Anthony Larkin and Jack Kirwan (U 17 Award), Scott Tobin and Bradley Flynn (U 19 Award), Bróna Flynn (Best Female Soccer Player).
Basketball Awards: Cody Dobbs (Most Improved Player), James Cowman (Basketball Player of the Year).
GAA Awards: Thomas Kennedy (Junior Footballer of the Year), Seán Levingstone (Junior Hurler of the Year), Jack Kirwan (Senior Hurler of the Year), Anthony Larkin (Senior Footballer of the Year), Bradley Fortune (Paddy O’Reilly GAA Special Achievement Award).
Badminton: Michael Fortune and Adrian Murphy (Joint U14 Player of the Year), Michael Butler (U16 Player of the Year), Mateusz Dziadek (U19 Player of the Year).
Triathlon Winners: Jack Walsh (Best Male Rower), Shauna Devaney (Best Female Rower), Aaron O’Brien Cash and Darragh Cullen (Best Male Bike), Seán Rainsford (Best Male Run), Ríannon Tinney (Best Female Run), Jack Walsh/Aaron O’Brien Cash/Reece Dobbs (Best Combined Triathlon Male), Shauna Devaney/Chloe Goodall Maher/Aoife Nolan ( Best Combined Triathlon Female), Jack Walsh/Reece Dobbs/Dylan House (Best Head to Head Triathlon), Riannon Tinney/Shauna Devaney/Paula Byrne (Best Female Head to Head).
Junior Certificate Awards: Matthew Butler (Metalwork), Conor Kenny (Music Practical), Shauna Devaney (Home Economics), Shauna Devaney (Woodwork), Aoife Nolan (Business), Ria Murphy (Music), Ria Murphy and Shannan Pitman-Leacy (Art), Ríannon Tinney (Irish), Shauna Devaney (English), Ria Murphy (Science), Elliott Killeen (Technical Graphics), Laurence Tsang (Maths), Elliott Killeen (French).
Leaving Certificate Awards: Chloe Giltrap Denton (Music), Krzystof Zielinski (Physics), Ceira Sharpe (Art), Mark Delahunty (Engineering), Lauren Murphy Doyle (Biology), Lauren Murphy Doyle (Home Economics), Daniel Leech (Business), Daniel Leech (Irish), Laura Kelly Buckley (Agricultural Science Practical), Sarah O’Connor (Agricultural Science Project), Denis Tauresevicius (Construction), Daniel Leech (English), Daniel Leech (Maths), Tara O’Farrell (Geography), Daniel Leech (History), Amy O’Dowd (German), Josh Hayre (Design and Communication Graphics), Daniel Leech (French), Brona Flynn (Best LCVP Student).
Meitheal Leader Awards: Ronan Barrett, Jamie Egan, Niamh Keating, Laura Kelly-Buckley, Alex Kelly-Sheridan, Shantel Katie-Kennedy, Chloe Kirwan, James Murphy, Sarah O’Connor Cole, Mark Delahunty.
Best Junior Certificate Results 2017: Austeja Balkute.
Overall Student of the Year 2018: Daniel Leech.