Leaving Cert students at Loreto College, Mullingar, at their awards ceremony on Thursday week last.

Loreto College, Mullingar, Sixth Year Awards Ceremony

“We wish all of our sixth year students the best of luck over the next few weeks as they sit their Leaving Certificate examinations and move to pastures new,” said Olivia Callaghan, acting principal, Loreto College, Mullingar, at the school awards event last Thursday week. “We are sure the future is bright for each of you. Your Loreto College family here in Mullingar will always be here for you and are immensely proud of you.”

The theme for the year at Loreto College, Mullingar was resilience something that the young people preparing for the future will need in abundance.

All the Leaving Cert students received certificates from the Loreto Order on completion of their education at Loreto College, Mullingar. Students involved in leadership teams at the school each received a certificate. The leadership teams include Student Council, Senior Prefects, Health Promoting Schools Teams, and Big Sister Programme.

The head girl, Rozlyn Daly, and deputy head girls Mary Nally and Niamh Dolan, received plaques.

Nominee for the Sr Teresita Award – awarded to a student who has been inspirational throughout their school life – were Shuli Zeng, Rebecca Forde and Wiktoria Kuzma and the winner was Lynn Frain. Sr Philomena presented the award, a commemorative trophy. Nominees for the Rene Lysaght Award – a student who has shown leadership skills and qualities throughout her years in Loreto – were Niamh Dolan, Aine McKenna, Aoibheann Regan, Mary Nally and Caoimhe O’Reilly, and the winner was Rozlyn Daly, who received her commemorative trophy from Sr Maria.

Loredana Bura, Rachel Daly, Doireann O Fiaich, Katie Baird, Sarah Fallon and Aoife Higgins were the nominees for the Joy Award (presented to a student who exhibited one or all of the Mary Ward values – joy, sincerity, truth, justice, freedom – over their time in the school) The winner is Kellie Anne Savage and Sr Anna presented the trophy.

Niamh Raeside won the Deirdre Brennan Award for which Meabh Killalea was also nominated. The award is for dedication and commitment to extra curricular sport in the school and presenting the commemorative trophy were Niamh Brennan and Ms O’Keeffe.

The Sporting Excellence Award nominees were Robyn Kelly and Sophie Treanor, and the winner was Aoife O’Brien; Ms Smyth presented her with her commemorative trophy.

The nominees for Student of the Year were Clodagh Geraghty, Aoife McGouran, Caoimhe O’Reilly, Ciara Mangan Lynch, Niamh Dolan, Grace O’Sullivan, Sophie Treanor, Mary Nally, Katie Baird, Meabh Killalea, Aine McKenna and Evie Daly. Caoimhe Monaghan was the winner and Irene Fallon from the Parents Advisory Council made the presentation.

The other Loreto College students gave the Leaving Cert group a lively send-off.
The other Loreto College students gave the Leaving Cert group a lively send-off.