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Awards Night

Wednesday 15th May 2013, was a very special night in the life of the college. The school acknowledged and applauded the many achievements of the students in the college. Academic achievement, endeavour, sportsmanship, the Arts, contribution to the life of the school were some of the areas awarded. Students were voted by their teachers in the different categories while teachers and students voted for contribution to the life of the school award.

Awards were presented by Ms. Fiona O'Brien (Principal), Ms. Stella Loughnane (Deputy Principal), Special Guest Speaker Mr. Frank Murphy (Founder and CEO of Monex) and Ms. Denise Mullane (B.O.I.) Spirit of the School Awards).

Award Winners include.....

Principal's Award 2013 - Derina Kelliher.

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Scottish Play

Senior students in Killarney Community College were treated to a unique performance of the 'Scottish Play' when Boil in the Bag Productions visited the school recently. As part of their curriculum, fourth and fifth year students studying Macbeth were delighted to see both a contemporary and classic interpretation of the famous play. And as an extra treat, Boil in the Bag Productions is managed by Butcher Boy actor Eamonn Owens and actress Orlaith Rafter, famous for her role as Robin in RTE's Fair City. Students were star struck by the famous guests, and there wasn't a noise in the school library during the actors' passionate performance. Fourth Year student Gavin Lyne was very impressed with the diversity of the Macbeth production. "It was really interesting to compare the original version of Macbeth with a modern adaptation that takes place in contemporary Dublin. It helped me to better understand some of the major themes of the play". Killarney Community College students also appreciated the Questions and Answers session that was offered by Boil in the Bag after the performance.

 

Nano Superhero

Killarney Community College student Zac Dwyer had a smile painted on his face after winning a nationwide 'Design Your ' competition run by Trinity College Dublin. As part of Trinity's Crann and Science Gallery's 'nanoscience schools' competition, Zac used his knowledge of nanoscience to design a nano superhero named Firewall. As part of his prize, Zac's superhero will be brought to life by a professional cartoonist and will be featured in an international nanoscience forum, Euro Nano Forum, taking place in Dublin's Convention Centre in June 2013.

"Zac is thrilled to have won such a prestigious and competitive event", says teacher Andrea Thornton. "He is a very talented artist and we are so proud of his achievement." The CRANN Centre in Trinity College have also extended an invitation to Zac and his friends to visit their science gallery and learn more about nanoscience.

 

Bronze Gaisce Award

This year in Killarney Community College we have 18 pupils receiving their Bronze Medal as part of Gaisce-The President’s Award. Gaisce - the President’s Award is Ireland’s National Challenge Award, the country’s most prestigious and respected individual award programme, and a challenge from the President of Ireland, to young people aged between 15 and 25.

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