Awards Night 2015
St Paul’s Award Night for 2014-2015
St. Paul’s Secondary School Monasterevin hosted their Annual Awards Night for the academic year 2014-15 on Friday the 13th of November 2015.
A large crowd of invited students, parents, staff and sponsors were there to acknowledge the sporting, active student and academic achievements of the students. The evening started with words of congratulations for the students, their teachers and their parents from the school patron His Grace Bishop Denis Nulty, Principal Brian Bergin, and the Chairperson of the Board of Management, Noel Merrick. A photographer and parent Mel Doyle was in attendance to take photos of the student receiving their awards.
ACTIVE STUDENT AWARDS
The emcee for the night was Ms Aine Doyle, Head of Science at St Paul’s and she called on last years Meitheal leaders and the winners of the John Paul 11 Awards for their awards which were presented by Bishop Denis Nulty. The prefects from 2014/15 were praised for their assistance during the year and received their trophies from Sister Angela and Miss Sullivan.
Next the 18 students who had perfect attendance were presented with trophies by the Deputy Principal Mary Mullally.
The eagerly anticipated Sports Player of the Year Awards followed and the students who received these were;
in Boys Gaelic Football:
Ryan Bannon (Senior POY)
Wayne Sharpe (U16 POY)
Conor Perry (U 14 POY)
In Girls Gaelic Football:
Ailish Heavey Senior POY
Siobhan Clinton (U16 POY)
In Boys Soccer,
Evan Foley (Senior)
Ryan Moran (U17),
Darren Prendergast ( U15 )
In Boys Basketball:
Sean Kavanagh ( Senior POY)
Hayden Kemmy (Cadet POY)
Adam Kavanagh (2ND Year POY)
The Senior Boys basketball team were presented with their Regional Runners Up medals while the 2nd year boys team were presented with their regional winners medals. They subsequently advanced and were beaten by 1 point in the All Ireland final, a truly fantastic year for all the boys basketball players in St. Pauls.
In Girls Basketball:
Eadaoin Connelly (Senior),
Sarah Hanlon (Cadette)
Alana Dillon Baker (2nd Year).
In addition all the senior and second year girls basketball teams were presented with medals as 2014/15 was a very successful year with both teams winning the Midland Regional Finals. Both teams progressed on to the All Ireland Qualifers but were defeated in a close matches.
Cross Country and Running Awards were presented to Jack Donnelly and Darcie Murray .
The Beep test for fitness went to Darren Prendergast and Lauren Kelly.
The B.O.M. Scholarships for Irish and French were presented by Mr. Noel Merrick .
2nd Year Irish Scholarships went to Dara Lovern and Conor Perry, 5th Yr French Scholarship went to Roisin Loughlin. These scholarships enable students to attend Summer Courses.
The Transition Year Spirit Awards were awarded to two students Gemma Dunne and Victoria Doyle for their outstanding commitment and hard work during Transition Year.
The Students of the Year in first, second, transition, and fifth year received cups in recognition of their excellent academic attainment and application to their studies. The well deserving winners were
- 5th Year SOY Oran Kavanagh, Roisin Loughlin
- TY SOY Hannah Duffy, Laura Cleary
- 2nd Year SOY Alina Tee, Alana Dillon Baker, Erin Meridith
- 1st Year SOY Katie Walsh, Alexandra Kieltyka, Ellen Mahon
Fifteen Perpetual Cups were presented to last year’s Leaving Certificate students who excelled in each LC subject. The Cups were presented by the Sponsors that were present, and the emcee read out the reason that each student received the cup as testified by their awarding teacher.
Kildangan Stud have kindly sponsored this bursary which will provide funding of €1500 per annum and a laptop for a 4 year third level course . All 6th Year students were eligible to apply for this bursary. Joe Osborne, Managing Director of Kildangan Stud, presented the bursary to Eoin Cunningham.
The next award presented was the School Spirit Award, which was presented by school Principal Brian Bergin.
Each year an outgoing Leaving Certificate student is acknowledged for the positive impact they make on life at St Paul’s, and this year’s recipient was Dean Murphy
LC & JC STUDENT OF THE YEAR
The final awards of the night were the Board of Management Leaving Certificate and Junior Certificate Student of the Year Awards , which were presented by Bishop Denis and Teresa Miley from B.O.I. Monasterevin , to the students who achieved the highest grades in the State exams in 2015. The Junior Cert winner was Sarah Roche and the Leaving Cert winner was Lisa McDonagh.
The evening concluded with some light refreshments. We thank all who helped in making it such a great night.