Awards presented to Carrick-on-Suir CBS students

Transition Year students and school bank personnel receive certificates at awards ceremony X x

Awards presented to Carrick-on-Suir CBS students

Carrick-on-Suir CBS Secondary School chose David Doyle and Michael Whelan as its joint Senior Student of the Year award winners at its annual prize giving ceremony.

The Junior Student of the Year prize was awarded to Thomas Parle and Morgan McKnight.

Second Year Student of the Year award recipients were Jack Keane and Mark O'Meara and 1st Year Student of the Year winners were Wayne Gill-Loughlin and Kyle Walsh.

The Senior Sportsperson of the Year prize was shared between inter-county GAA minor players John Lyons and Michael Whelan. A special sports award was presented to Cathal Purcell, a member of the Irish Cycling squad while the Junior Sports Person of the Year prize was presented to Mark O'Meara, who captained the school's U-15 soccer team.

The school's Transition Year (TY) class was presented with certificates at the awards ceremony and it was noted that the number of students opting for Transition year was increasing each year.

Student Declan Duggan presented a slide show of the TY students’ projects and achievements over the past year.

Former teacher Noel Casey, who helps coordinate TY activities, praised the students and the community for their cooperation in facilitating the different projects the class took part in.

The awards ceremony heard that the Transition Year students' meals-on-wheels Tuesday morning deliveries to the elderly were a welcome visit for both the students and the local senior citizens.

Mr Casey passed on to the students compliments from the local community for taking on the challenge to read at morning Mass during the year.

Meanwhile, Bank of Ireland Manager in Carrick, Donacha Fahy presented certs to the school's bank personnel: Conor O’Shea, Cillian Fitzgerald, David Baker, Cillian Crowley, Adam Hunt and Declan Duggan.

Special guest speaker was former CBS student Richie Kennedy who played professional football in England and now runs Fitness Freak.