St.Vincent’s school an­nual tal­ent and fash­ion show was held last Fri­day night in the mul­tipur­pose cen­tre in DKIT.

The aptly named ‘Fashionably Tal­ented’ is un­doubt­edly one of the high­lights on the school cal­en­der for both stu­dents and par­ents and this year was a par­tic­u­larly spe­cial year as they cel­e­brated their 10th An­niver­sary.

Fol­low­ing months of hard work, re­hearsals and or­gan­i­sa­tion al­most 400 stu­dents took part in the show, with a huge va­ri­ety of tal­ent acts in­clud­ing first and sec­ond year class acts, dance acts and in­di­vid­ual singers and mu­si­cians as well as the hugely cre­ative fash­ion show which saw an in­cred­i­ble 36 cos­tumes on dis­play, made en­tirely by Tran­si­tion Year stu­dents.

The In­di­vid­ual win­ner of the Tal­ent show was out­stand­ing singer Paige Ke­vitt, while en­er­getic dance troupe Kasey, Jo-Jo & Kerri took sec­ond place and tal­ented sis­ters Kelly and Shauna came third. In the highly con­tested Class Acts cat­e­gory 1 Yeats were thrilled with their first place, while 1 Heaney came sec­ond and 1 Mac Cuarta were highly com­mended.

Art teacher Carmel Clyne ex­plained ‘ Tran­si­tion Year stu­dents have been work­ing in groups since the be­gin­ning of the year to bring their ideas and de­signs to fruition.

‘ The girls have been work­ing tire­lessly to gather ma­te­ri­als, learn­ing a va­ri­ety of tech­niques in­clud­ing con­struc­tion, weav­ing, dec­o­rat­ing and styling along the way.’ Along­side fel­low Art teach­ers Leanne Mullen and Caoimhe Woods she is hop­ing some of the cos­tumes will now make it through to the na­tional com­pe­ti­tion Junk Kou­ture, where the Art De­part­ment has en­joyed great suc­cess over the last num­ber of years.

The win­ner of the fash­ion award was the stun­ningly beau­ti­ful ‘Pa­per Pheonix’ mod­elled by Sarah Leddy. Sec­ond place went to “Venus Mytiloida’ worn by Emma Gart­land and made en­tirely from mus­sel shells. Best Cos­tume was awarded to Leah Wat­ters and ‘Sec­ond Skin’, while Best Use of Ma­te­ri­als went to Eve Mor­ris­sey and ‘Ne­spress Your­self ”.

Prin­ci­pal Deirdre Matthews wrapped up the hugely suc­cess­ful night, con­grat­u­lat­ing all of the teach­ers and stu­dents in­volved in or­gan­is­ing the event.

Ni­amh Hearty, Anna Hughes, Jes­sica Lukie, Lau­ren Kirk and Eimear Hearty who took part in the St. Vincent’s Fashionably Tal­ented show.

Ni­amh Matthews and Caoimhe Boyle who took part in the St. Vincent’s Fashionably Tal­ented show.

Jen­nifer McManus who took part in the St. Vincent’s Fashionably Tal­ented show.

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