Thursday night 16th May was a star-studded occasion in Killarney Community College. Teachers, students, parents and distinguished guests assembled for the annual awards ceremony to honour and recognise students in the college.
Roisin Wall was voted by the teachers as the Student of the Year as during her 5 years in the school, she has endeared herself to everyone through her commitment, pleasant disposition, work ethos and involvement with all areas of school life.
The prestigious Principal’s Award went to Evan Kissane for his overall contribution to the school. Evan has lead the way by showing his commitment to his studies, demonstrating that dedication, hard work and a sense of purpose is a lifelong skill that can achieve so much.
Roisin Wall also received the Senior Sports Awards as recognition of her outstanding contribution to sport in the college and in her respective clubs. Maksims Orpus won an award in the Junior Sports category in recognition of his sporting prowess.
Esel Acun won the Senior Arts Awards, while a number of students who were part of the choir since they joined the college in 1st year received the Senior Music Award. The Design and Technology award was presented Sean O’ Reilly. All students were credited for their incredible talents in these areas.
The Endeavour award went to a worthy recipient, Julie O’ Callaghan and Contribution to the life of the school Award was presented to Ross McCarthy and Darja Puzanova while Chloe McCarrthy and Namejs Balodis were presented with the award for Living the Ethos. Both students been constantly involved in promoting the school ethos of “Respect, Responsibility and Inclusion” throughout his years studying in the college.
Awards were presented to last year’s Best Junior and Leaving Certificate Exam. Students. Laura Bentele received best Leaving Certificate, Best Junior Certificate went to Julia Olabode and Leaving Certificate Applied to Keelin McCarthy.
The night was a great success with entertainment being provided by various musical acts, under the direction of music teacher Ms Joanna Hughes. There was a wonderful sense of occasion felt in Killarney Community College on this most important night for all involved.