Killina Presentation Secondary School had their annual Academic Awards presentation in the school.
Principal John Cotter commended the recipients from the Leaving Certificate Class of 2018 and current Transition Year and 5th year students for their outstanding results in the state exams. He paid tribute to their work ethic, ambition and achievements, and also acknowledged the contribution of the teaching staff.
Mr Cotter also alluded to the contribution the past pupils had made to the atmosphere in the school during their time in Killina, and praised them for being the mature, well-rounded characters they had become. Past pupil Senan Carroll, a recipient of the Excellence scholarship in NUI, Galway, was the guest speaker on the night, and he recounted in glowing terms memories of his time in Killina, and he encouraged students to set goals and work towards them, and that the outcomes were always worth it. He also highlighted the importance of a balance between schoolwork and other activities.
There were numerous recipients of individual rewards in each subject area, and in the Junior Certificate category, awards went to Eoin Boland, Niall Bracken, Owen Bracken, Marie Cantwell, Ronan Cleary, Stephanie Coughlan, Jake Coughlan Delaney, Hannah Corble, Kate Cunningham, Hannah Deavey, Niamh Digan, Emma Dolan, Siobhán Dunne, Niamh Fenlon, Joanne Glynn, Maureen Glynn, Alix Grennan, Katie Hennessy, Emma Lynam, Hannah Molloy, Julia Olszewska, David Quinn and Caoimhe Santry. Special achievement awards went to Hannah Corble, Niamh Digan, Niamh Fenlon and Katie Hennessy whose results were in the top ten percentiles nationally.
In the Leaving Certificate presentation, awards went to Ava Beatty, Thomas Britten, Pádraig Cantwell, Rachel Claffey, Brian Cleary, Davin Cronly, Emma Fletcher, Ciara Flynn-Murphy, Niall Grennan, Claire Kinahan, James Larkin, Aoife Leonard, Paul Luby, Ellen McLoughlin, John Murphy, Abigail Plunkett, Aideen Rabitte and Mairéad Walsh. Special achievement awards for attaining 500 points or more in the Leaving Cert went to Thomas Britten, Brian Cleary, Davin Cronly, Emma Fletcher, Ciara Flynn-Murphy, Claire Kinahan and Abigail Plunkett.
Mr Cotter presented the Overall Highest Academic Achievement awards to Hannah Corble for Junior Certificate and Thomas Britten for Leaving Certificate.
He said the school was justifiably proud of the achievements of all students, and wish them well into the future. He also thanked the Awards committee, under the stewardship of Ms Kennedy and Mr Concannon, for all their hard work in organising and arranging a very enjoyable evening.