Students honoured at St David’s graduation
GRADUATING students at St. Davids were honoured last week for the great results they achieved in this year’s Leaving Cert.
Many of the 2008 class received plaques to acknowledge the hard work and dedication made by them in their Leaving Cert year which resulted in some fantastic results being.
The highest accolade of the evening for Best Overall Results went to Alison Cooke.
In honour of her fantastic achievement Alison was presented with the Paul Ellis Memorial Trophy.
The memorial is in honour of Paul Ellis a student who left St. David’s school 19 years ago and was killed tragically in a car accident just three years after finishing his Leaving Cert.
‘Paul was such a wonderful student in every sense of the word, both academically and sociably so we wanted to make a very special dedication to his memory,’ said Deputy Principal Mrs. Kearns.
Alison was presented with a silver cup with her name engraved beside previous winners by Deputy Principal Mrs. Kearns and Principal Mrs. O’Doherty.
She was given the cup to keep for a few days and she was also given a silver tray with her name and achievement engraved on it as a keep safe. Some ten students were honoured for achieving an A grade in a higher level subject.
They were Stuart Connolly, Alison Cooke, Brendan Daly, Martha Gberevbie, Andrew Jacob, Agne Jucikaite, Daniel O’Connor, James O’Sullivan, Lorna Thomas and Lorcan Treanor. Students who received the highest result in their class were also honoured. In class 6.24 Alison Cooke was presented with a plaque for having the highest result in her class.
In class 6.3 Lorcan Treanor received a plaque and in class 6.1 Cathy Quigley also received a plaque for getting the highest results in their classes.
Receiving their awards, (back) Cathy Quigley, Martha Gberevbie, Lorain Treanor, Alison Cooke and Lorna Thomas. Front: Agne Jucikaite, Stewart Connolly, Brendan Daly, Jamie O’Sullivan and Andrew Jacob. Daniel O’Connor is absent from the picture.